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snuffy

[ snuhf-ee ]
/ ˈsnʌf i /
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adjective, snuff·i·er, snuff·i·est.

resembling snuff.
soiled with snuff.
given to the use of snuff.
having an unpleasant appearance.
having hurt feelings.
easily displeased.

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Origin of snuffy

First recorded in 1780–90; snuff1 + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM snuffy

snuff·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for snuffy

snuffy
/ (ˈsnʌfɪ) /

adjective snuffier or snuffiest

of, relating to, or resembling snuff
covered with or smelling of snuff
unpleasant; disagreeable

Derived forms of snuffy

snuffiness, noun
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