Origin of snobby

First recorded in 1840–50; snob + -y1
Related formssnob·bi·ly, adverbsnob·bi·ness, snob·bism, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for snobbiest

Historical Examples of 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



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper