snob·​bery | \ ˈsnä-b(ə-)rē How to pronounce snobbery (audio) \
plural snobberies

Definition of snobbery

1 : snobbish conduct or character : snobbishness
2 : an instance of snobbery

Examples of snobbery in a Sentence

the snobbery of some wine connoisseurs
Recent Examples on the Web Gstaad Guy has made a name for himself parodying the lives of the famous and mountainous, mocking the alpine culture of apres-ski, fine wines, and snobbery. Gustaf Lundberg Toresson, Forbes, 22 May 2022 Vanner’s novel about the Rasks is the sort of faux-Whartonian confection that relies heavily on descriptions of polished wood and unpolished manners: snobbery and snubbery. Los Angeles Times, 29 Apr. 2022 More than any prestige-television show, though, Julia reminded me of Frasier, that blissful ’90s excavation of snobbery, privilege, and cultural disconnection. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, 7 Apr. 2022 The answer is typical: the interstate, suburbanization, mismanagement, classism, snobbery, inflation. Mark Olsen Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 25 Feb. 2022 Neoliberalism promised to clean up government waste and inefficiency, strip government of its insular snobbery and elitism, and bring it in closer touch with regular people. Kevin Morrow, The Week, 28 Feb. 2022 British Academy omissions are more complex than just blatant snobbery and cultural lacking. Clayton Davis, Variety, 3 Jan. 2022 Paul Harvey worked as the successor to Massimo Osti, creator of CP Company and Stone Island, before becoming involved in developing this label, which represents (for those that know) menswear snobbery at its very finest. Luke Leitch, Vogue, 10 Jan. 2022 Some industry veterans wondered — with a whiff of snobbery — whether Arabs from other countries would watch Saudi films. New York Times, 27 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of snobbery

1843, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of snobbery was in 1843

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26 May 2022

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“Snobbery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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