snooty

[snoo-tee]
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Origin of snooty

First recorded in 1915–20; snoot + -y1
Related formssnoot·i·ly, adverbsnoot·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for snootily

snooty

adjective snootier or snootiest informal
  1. aloof or supercilious
  2. snobbish or exclusivea snooty restaurant
Derived Formssnootily, adverbsnootiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for snootily

snooty

adj.

"proud, arrogant," 1918, noted that year as college slang, from snoot (n.) + -y (2). Probably with suggestions of snouty (1858); the notion being of "looking down one's nose." Related: Snootily; snootiness.

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