Definition of snob
1 British : cobbler
2 : one who blatantly imitates, fawningly admires, or vulgarly seeks association with those regarded as social superiors
3a : one who tends to rebuff, avoid, or ignore those regarded as inferiorb : one who has an offensive air of superiority in matters of knowledge or taste
Examples of snob in a Sentence
Most of the people in the club are snobs who look down on people who attended public schools.
Don't be such a snob.
Recent Examples of snob from the Web
The three big foldout posters are even chic enough for design snobs to consider hanging on a nursery wall, once the matching stickers have been (carefully) stuck.
Bruce is a demanding sort, an artistic snob who looks down on cartooning and popular TV shows and attempts to guide his daughter, sometimes cruelly, to accept his aesthetic standards.
More impressive to hop snobs, however, the band recently worked with the San Diego craft brewery Belching Beaver to release Phantom Bride IPA, a limited-run ale that’s as far removed from Coors Light as Deftones are from Celine Dion.
Luddites and camera snobs may whine about the loss of manual controls but can console themselves with the consistently terrific images.
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Origin and Etymology of snob
First Known Use: 1781
SNOB Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of snob for English Language Learners
: someone who tends to criticize, reject, or ignore people who come from a lower social class, have less education, etc.
SNOB Defined for Kids
Definition of snob for Students
: a person who looks down on or avoids those felt to be less important
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