condescending, patronizing, or socially exclusive; snobbish.
- snob·bi·ly, adverb
- snob·bi·ness, snobbism, noun
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How to use snobby in a sentence
Whatever your position, there’s someone who thinks you’re being unserious and someone else who thinks you’re snobby.Hike Your Own Hike, Even When You’re with Someone Else | awise | July 21, 2021 | Outside Online
When the show landed, some of the British press were quite snobby about it and they were like, “Oh, this is ridiculous,” which is fine.Sarah Pinborough, author of ‘Behind Her Eyes,’ talks about that controversial twist | Thomas Floyd | March 26, 2021 | Washington Post
It was like, he was the anti-Christ and we came from a snobby, purist direction.How Questlove Is Bringing Music Back to Television | Kevin Fallon | July 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
A new study finds that customers are more likely to buy when dealing with snobby salespeople.Should The Devil Sell Prada? Study Finds Snobby Salespeople Boost Sales | The Fashion Beast Team | April 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Sidestep snobby French cab drivers by hiring an iPad-toting chauffeur-driven car.
At first, bar patrons thought the 52-year-old—immaculately dressed, an athletic blonde with shoulder-length hair—was snobby.
He was a snobby Princeton senior who distrusted his own snobbery.Sometimes Memoirs, Especially by Our Own Kin, Tell Us More Than They Intend | Louisa Thomas | June 16, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
As the heir to a baronetcy 289 you would be worth ten times more than heir to an Esquireship—in snobby England.The Life of Sir Richard Burton | Thomas Wright
Sarah Cooper is at the Branch with her snobby little husband and her extravagant toilettes; I'm not going to be patronized by her.Winter Evening Tales | Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
Your aristocracy is a base imitation of our snobby, revelling in the heartless hording of gold, and vaunting of bad English.'The Adventures of My Cousin Smooth | Timothy Templeton
We are an uncouth, snobby, and withal, shabby-looking set of varlets.Adrift in the Arctic Ice Pack | Elisha Kent Kane
Not that any one meant to be rude, but they are so snobby that they cast a cloud over ones fun.The Liberty Girl | Rena I. Halsey