verb (used with object), snubbed, snub·bing.
Origin of snub
Examples from the Web for snub
Undeterred by the snub in November, and denied a visa to Italy, Agca made plans for clandestine travel to Vatican City.
But alas, a snub is yet another of the many indignities Valerie Cherish shall endure.15 Enraging Golden Globe TV Snubs and Surprises: Amy Poehler, 'Mad Men' & More|Kevin Fallon|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Is it really a snub when Julia Louis-Dreyfus is the one winning the award?The Biggest Emmys Snubs and Surprises: 'Modern Family,' McConaughey, and More|Kevin Fallon|August 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Lest his snub be too subtle, Logan went on to single out and exclude Southerners for their “rebellious tyranny.”The Real Memorial Day: Oliver Wendell Holmes's Salute To A Momentous American Anniversary|Malcolm Jones|May 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“There are some who prefer to snub the Giorgio Armani show and go to Paris,” the designer said in a post-show press conference.Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski Take on the Oscars; Giorgio Armani Is Unhappy With Anna Wintour|The Fashion Beast Team|February 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Naturally it gave her great pleasure to snub some one, especially a woman prettier than herself.A Soldier of the Legion|C. N. Williamson
It is perfectly lovely to be with you, and without mother and Isabel to snub me.A Reconstructed Marriage|Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
He has a snub soft nose like Lady Scillys pug, with wrinkles on the bridge of it.The Celebrity at Home|Violet Hunt
This speech, which was not particularly good, has been universally considered as a snub to Disraeli.A Journal of the Reign of Queen Victoria 1837-1852 - (Volume 3 of 3)|Charles C. F. Greville
For it seemed as if which of the Shum famly should try to snub the poor thing most.Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush|William Makepeace Thackeray
verb snubs, snubbing or snubbed (tr)
- an elastic shock absorber attached to a mooring line
- (as modifier)a snub rope
Word Origin for snub
mid-14c., "to check, reprove, rebuke," from Old Norse snubba "to curse, chide, snub, scold, reprove." The ground sense is perhaps "to cut off," and the word probably is related to snip. Cf. Swedish snobba "lop off, snuff (a candle)," Old Norse snubbotr "snubbed, nipped, with the tip cut off." Meaning "treat coldly" appeared early 18c. Related: Snubbed; snubbing.
"short and turned up," 1725, in snub-nosed, from snub (v.). The connecting notion is of being "cut short."
"rebuke, intentional slight," 1530s, from snub (v.).