toffee-nosed

[taw-fee-nohzd, tof-ee-]

Origin of toffee-nosed

First recorded in 1920–25
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toffee-nosed

adjective
  1. slang, mainly British pretentious or supercilious; used esp of snobbish people

Word Origin for toffee-nosed

C20: perhaps coined as a pun on toffy stylish, grand: see toff
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