snob

noun \ ˈsnäb \
Updated on: 25 Nov 2017

Definition of snob

1 British : cobbler
2 : one who blatantly imitates, fawningly admires, or vulgarly seeks association with those regarded as social superiors
3 a : one who tends to rebuff, avoid, or ignore those regarded as inferior
b : one who has an offensive air of superiority in matters of knowledge or taste

Examples of snob in a Sentence

  1. Most of the people in the club are snobs who look down on people who attended public schools.

  2. Don't be such a snob.

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Origin and Etymology of snob

origin unknown

snob Synonyms

Synonyms
snoot, snot
Related Words
elitist, name-dropper, social climber


SNOB Defined for English Language Learners

snob

noun

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

snob

noun \ ˈsnäb \

Definition of snob for Students

: a person who looks down on or avoids those felt to be less important


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