toffee-nosed

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

adjectiveBritish Slang.
  1. stuck-up; conceited; pretentious: a toffee-nosed butler; a toffee-nosed shop.

Origin of toffee-nosed

1
First recorded in 1920–25

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toffee-nosed

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

Origin of toffee-nosed

1
C20: perhaps coined as a pun on toffy stylish, grand: see toff

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