sniffy

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adjective \ˈsni-fē\

Definition of sniffy

sniffier

;

sniffiest

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

sniffily

play \ˈsni-fə-lē\ adverb

sniffiness

play \ˈsni-fē-nəs\ noun

Examples of sniffy in a sentence

  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


SNIFFY Defined for English Language Learners

sniffy

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adjective \ˈsni-fē\

Definition of sniffy for English Language Learners

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



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