verb (used with object), snubbed, snub·bing.
Origin of snub
Examples from the Web for snubber
Cadwallader Hunter could swallow a snub with a smile, but never would he forgive the snubber.Lord Loveland Discovers America|C. N. Williamson
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.).