snob

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noun \ˈsnäb\

Definition of snob

  1. 1 British :  cobbler

  2. 2 :  one who blatantly imitates, fawningly admires, or vulgarly seeks association with those regarded as social superiors

  3. 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

  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.

Origin and Etymology of snob

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1781



SNOB Defined for English Language Learners

snob

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noun \ˈsnäb\

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

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noun \ˈsnäb\

Definition of snob for Students

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



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