anti-snob

noun

an·​ti-snob ˌan-tē-ˈsnäb How to pronounce anti-snob (audio)
ˌan-tī-
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

Dictionary Entries Near anti-snob

Cite this Entry

“Anti-snob.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-snob. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!


Words Named After People

  • name tags
  • Namesake of the leotard, Jules Léotard had what profession?
Name That Thing

You know what it looks like… but what is it called?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ