[ snob-ish ]
/ ˈsnɒb ɪʃ /


of, relating to, or characteristic of a snob: snobbish ideas about rank.
having the character of a snob.

Nearby words

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

Origin of snobbish

First recorded in 1830–40; snob + -ish1

Related forms Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for snobbish



1840, "pertaining to snobs," from snob + -ish. Meaning "with the character of a snob" is from 1849. Related: Snobbishly; snobbishness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper