adjective, snoot·i·er, snoot·i·est. Informal.
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Origin of snooty
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adjective snootier or snootiest informal
aloof or supercilious
snobbish or exclusivea snooty restaurant
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"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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