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adjective, snob·bi·er, snob·bi·est.
  1. condescending, patronizing, or socially exclusive; snobbish.
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Origin of snobby

First recorded in 1840–50; snob + -y1
Related formssnob·bi·ly, adverbsnob·bi·ness, snob·bism, noun
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Related Words for snobby

snobbish, arrogant, pretentious, cheeky, cocky, conceited, fresh, haughty, impertinent, know-it-all, pompous, sassy, self-important, smug, snippy, snooty, stuck-up, uppity, la-de-da

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Contemporary Examples of snobby

Historical Examples of snobby

  • Carriages, with servants in snobby coats, beset the doors of the theatre.

    An Outcast

    F. Colburn Adams

  • We are an uncouth, snobby, and withal, shabby-looking set of varlets.

  • I'll see somebody struck by lightnin', or hear a voice sayin', "Snobby Price: where will you spend eternity?"

  • Thought you might be snobby on account of being volunteers, but I swear you're a bloody human lot.

    Flying for France

    James R. McConnell

  • We are snobby, because our advance in the new art does not yet extend to the picturesque or well-fitting.

Word Origin and History for snobby


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

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