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snobbish

[snob-ish]
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  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of a snob: snobbish ideas about rank.
  2. having the character of a snob.
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Origin of snobbish

First recorded in 1830–40; snob + -ish1
Related formssnob·bish·ly, adverbsnob·bish·ness, nounun·snob·bish, adjectiveun·snob·bish·ly, adverbun·snob·bish·ness, noun
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  • But she constantly recalls what that snobbish Bines was unfair enough to tell her.

    The Spenders

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • She had learned to know that Althea was not only snobbish, but self-seeking as well.

  • To define it was difficult, but Margaret knew what it was not: it was not snobbish.

    Howards End

    E. M. Forster

  • She may not be your class; and that's just why it's snobbish.

  • But she wasn't as nice as she looked; in her way she was as snobbish as is Chad.

    We Ten

    Lyda Farrington Kraus


Word Origin and History for snobbish

adj.

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

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