verb (used with object), snubbed, snub·bing.
Origin of snub
Synonyms for snub
Related Words for snubbingostracize, disregard, scold, boycott, ignore, scorn, shun, neglect, rebuff, humiliate, mortify, upstage, duck, cut, humble, slight, slur, scratch, disdain, ice
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Contemporary Examples of snubbing
Gingrich is still licking his wounds from his collapse in Florida and his snubbing by Donald Trump.Three Middle-America Primaries Could Force Out One of Mitt Romney’s Rivals
February 7, 2012
By snubbing the movie, Silicon Valley, as it loves to do, is, in effect, snubbing Hollywood.Silicon Valley Snubs Social Network
October 1, 2010
Historical Examples of snubbing
It is you're the ruffian to him, snubbing him when he speaks good-naturedly to you.The Macdermots of Ballycloran
"I don't see that there was any call for snubbing," he retorted angrily.Peak and Prairie
"I know just how Phil feels about papa's snubbing," she said to me.We Ten
Lyda Farrington Kraus
She had a phrase for snubbing any anecdote that sounded improbable.The Children
He never could resist the temptation of bantering and snubbing them.Lord John Russell
Stuart J. Reid
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.).