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.

Nearby words

  1. snuff-box,
  2. snuff-dipping,
  3. snuffbox,
  4. snuffer,
  5. snuffle,
  6. snug,
  7. snug as a bug in a rug,
  8. snuggery,
  9. snuggies,
  10. snuggle

Origin of snuffy

First recorded in 1780–90; snuff1 + -y1

Related formssnuff·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 Formssnuffiness, noun

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