an·​ti-snob ˌan-tē-ˈsnäb How to pronounce anti-snob (audio)
variants or antisnob
plural anti-snobs or antisnobs
: a person who rejects or opposes the attitude or behavior typical of snobs
He's an antisnob who writes about his love of pre-1983 Eric Clapton and Pearl Jam with the same keen ear as he does Chicago blues guitarist Harvey Mandel …Andrew Gilbert
… enjoyed playing the role of the anti-snob. He once said that the most interesting artistic experience in Paris was going to the flea market.Deborah Solomon
anti-snob adjective
or antisnob
The puzzling thing here is that Segal's wine list reveals an intellectual curiosity that's far more anti-snob than the glassware. Jon Bonné

Word History

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-snob was in 1846

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Cite this Entry

“Anti-snob.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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