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sniffy

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adjective \ˈsni-fē\

Simple Definition of sniffy

  • : having or showing the attitude of people who believe that they are better or more important than other people

Full Definition of sniffy

sniff·i·ersniff·i·est

  1. :  having or expressing a haughty attitude :  disdainful, supercilious

sniff·i·ly play \ˈsni-fə-lē\ adverb
sniff·i·ness play \ˈsni-fē-nəs\ noun

Examples of sniffy

  1. She wrote a sniffy letter rejecting his offer.

  2. <she was sniffy about anyone who didn't live up to her standards for good manners>



1871

First Known Use of sniffy

1871

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