an·​ti-snob | \ ˌan-tē-ˈsnäb How to pronounce anti-snob (audio) , ˌan-tī- \
variants: or antisnob
plural anti-snobs or antisnobs

Definition of anti-snob

: 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

Other Words from anti-snob

anti-snob or antisnob adjective
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

First Known Use of anti-snob

1851, in the meaning defined above

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“Anti-snob.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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