Word Origin See more synonyms for snotty on Thesaurus.com adjective, snot·ti·er, snot·ti·est. . Vulgar of or relating to snot. . Informal snobbish; arrogant; supercilious: a snotty kid. Origin of snotty
First recorded in
-y 1 Related forms snot·ti·ly, adverb snot·ti·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for snottiness adjective -tier or -tiest dirty with nasal discharge slang contemptible; nasty snobbish; conceited Derived Forms snottily, adverb snottiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for snottiness snotty adj.
1560s, "full of snot," from
snot + -y (2). Meaning "impudent, curt, conceited" is from 1870. Related: Snottily; snottiness. Snotnose "upstart" is from 1941; snotty-nose "contemptible fellow" is from c.1600.
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