[ snuhb ]
/ snʌb /
verb (used with object), snubbed, snub·bing.
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.
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Origin of snub
1300–50; Middle English snubben < Old Norse snubba to scold, reprimand; cognate with Middle Low German snūben
OTHER WORDS FROM snubsnub·ber, nounsnub·bing·ly, adverbun·snubbed, adjective
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Cadwallader Hunter could swallow a snub with a smile, but never would he forgive the snubber.Lord Loveland Discovers America|C. N. Williamson
British Dictionary definitions for snubber
/ (snʌb) /
verb snubs, snubbing or snubbed (tr)
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
Derived forms of snubsnubber, nounsnubby, adjective
Word Origin for snub
C14: from Old Norse snubba to scold; related to Norwegian, Swedish dialect snubba to cut short, Danish snubbe
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