Word Origin See more synonyms for snooty on Thesaurus.com adjective, snoot·i·er, snoot·i·est. . Informal snobbish. Origin of snooty
First recorded in
-y 1 Related forms snoot·i·ly, adverb snoot·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for snootiness adjective snootier or snootiest informal aloof or supercilious snobbish or exclusive a snooty restaurant Derived Forms snootily, adverb snootiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for snootiness 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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