sniffy

adjective \ ˈsni-fē \

Definition of sniffy

sniffier; sniffiest
: 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”

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First Known Use of sniffy

1871

sniffy Synonyms


SNIFFY Defined for English Language Learners

sniffy

adjective

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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