snobby

[ snob-ee ]
/ ˈsnɒb i /
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adjective, snob·bi·er, snob·bi·est.

condescending, patronizing, or socially exclusive; snobbish.

Nearby words

  1. snob,
  2. snob appeal,
  3. snobbery,
  4. snobbish,
  5. snobbishly,
  6. snobocracy,
  7. snobol,
  8. snockered,
  9. snod,
  10. snodgrass

Origin of snobby

First recorded in 1840–50; snob + -y1

Related formssnob·bi·ly, adverbsnob·bi·ness, snob·bism, noun

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Examples from the Web for snobbiest

  • Even among the softest and snobbiest of boys and masters there will always remain a residuum of male self-respect.

    Clark's Field|Robert Herrick


Word Origin and History for snobbiest

snobby

adj.

1835, from snob + -y (2). Related: Snobbiness.

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