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snotty

[ snot-ee ]
/ ˈsnɒt i /
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adjective, snot·ti·er, snot·ti·est.

Vulgar. of or relating to snot.
Informal. snobbish; arrogant; supercilious: a snotty kid.

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Origin of snotty

First recorded in 1560–70; snot + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM snotty

snot·ti·ly, adverbsnot·ti·ness, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for snotty

  • However, by 1.30 I was free and went ashore with another Snotty.

    From Snotty to Sub|Wolstan Beaumont Charles Weld Forester
  • "After you with the deck watch," I said to the Snotty who was using it.

    From Snotty to Sub|Wolstan Beaumont Charles Weld Forester
  • Tea in the gunroom followed, after which the Senior Snotty showed me round the ship.

    From Snotty to Sub|Wolstan Beaumont Charles Weld Forester
  • You ought to been name Snotty wid your mouth all de time lookin like you ain' hear tell of no pocket rag.

British Dictionary definitions for snotty

snotty
/ (ˈsnɒtɪ) considered vulgar /

adjective -tier or -tiest

dirty with nasal discharge
slang contemptible; nasty
snobbish; conceited

noun plural -ties

a slang word for midshipman

Derived forms of snotty

snottily, adverbsnottiness, noun
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