snobbery

[snob-uh-ree]

noun, plural snob·ber·ies.

snobbish character, conduct, trait, or act.

Nearby words

  1. snivelling,
  2. snively,
  3. sno-cat,
  4. snob,
  5. snob appeal,
  6. snobbish,
  7. snobbishly,
  8. snobby,
  9. snobocracy,
  10. snobol

Origin of snobbery

First recorded in 1825–35; snob + -ery

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Word Origin and History for snobbery

snobbery

n.

"the class of snobs," 1833, from snob + -ery. Meaning "snobbishness" is from 1843.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper