- to treat with disdain or contempt, especially by ignoring.
- to check or reject with a sharp rebuke or remark.
- to check or stop suddenly (a rope or cable that is running out).
- to check (a boat, an unbroken horse, etc.) by means of a rope or line made fast to a fixed object.
- to pull up or stop abruptly in such a manner.
- an act or instance of snubbing.
- an affront, slight, or rebuff.
- a sudden check given to a rope or cable running out, a moving boat, or the like.
- (of the nose) short and turned up at the tip.
Origin of snub
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Related Words for snubberscant, insufficient, slight, meager, limited, diminutive, cramped, undersized, infant, short, dinky, wee, petite, light, infinitesimal, young, brief, miniature, toy, snub
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Historical Examples of snubber
Cadwallader Hunter could swallow a snub with a smile, but never would he forgive the snubber.Lord Loveland Discovers America
C. N. Williamson
- to insult (someone) deliberately
- to stop or check the motion of (a boat, horse, etc) by taking turns of a rope or cable around a post or other fixed object
- a deliberately insulting act or remark
- an elastic shock absorber attached to a mooring line
- (as modifier)a snub rope
- short and bluntSee also snub-nosed
Word Origin for snub
Word Origin and History for snubber
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.).