snob appeal


Definition of snob appeal

: qualities in a product that appeal to the snobbery in a purchaser

Examples of snob appeal in a Sentence

Expensive cars have snob appeal. old foreign films with snob appeal
Recent Examples on the Web Gucci’s mystique at that time came down to quality and snob appeal. Vogue, 24 Nov. 2021 Big state universities as well as name brands with global snob appeal and huge endowments can survive the additional pressure piled on by the pandemic. Spencer Jakab, WSJ, 25 June 2021 The utilitarian Beaver also has a certain snob appeal. Lionel Atwill, Field & Stream, 24 Dec. 2020 If your priorities are snob appeal and playing one-upmanship down at the polo club, the price should be an attribute, not an obstacle. Tony Assenza, Car and Driver, 30 June 2020 Notably, the study's authors estimated the book value on all 461 cars, so the 2004 Mercedes S-class that's worth $5000 didn't get ascribed automatic snob appeal. Ezra Dyer, Car and Driver, 28 Feb. 2020 Michel Roux, a Frenchman who got his start in the hotel industry and once worked as a dishwasher, pulled off the remarkable feat of endowing vodka with snob appeal. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, 17 May 2019 Dior’s clog offering has snob appeal and the shoes are deceptively streamlined, despite their clunk. Madeline Fass, Vogue, 17 Oct. 2018 Some is for having a place to hang out if the weather gets ugly and maybe a bit is snob appeal, although, mercifully, there is no physical barrier separating club seats and non-club seats so often found in other ballparks. Phil Rosenthal,, 11 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of snob appeal

1933, in the meaning defined above

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“Snob appeal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of snob appeal

: a quality that makes something attractive to people who are snobs


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