snuffy

[snuhf-ee]
adjective, snuff·i·er, snuff·i·est.
  1. resembling snuff.
  2. soiled with snuff.
  3. given to the use of snuff.
  4. having an unpleasant appearance.
  5. having hurt feelings.
  6. easily displeased.

Origin of snuffy

First recorded in 1780–90; snuff1 + -y1
Related formssnuff·i·ness, noun
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snuffy

adjective snuffier or snuffiest
  1. of, relating to, or resembling snuff
  2. covered with or smelling of snuff
  3. unpleasant; disagreeable
Derived Formssnuffiness, noun
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