snob·​bish | \ ˈsnä-bish How to pronounce snobbish (audio) \

Definition of snobbish

: being, characteristic of, or befitting a snob a snobbish attitude

Other Words from snobbish

snobbishly adverb
snobbishness noun

Examples of snobbish in a Sentence

he gave us one snobbish glance and then disregarded us
Recent Examples on the Web Bertha Russell emerged triumphant on Monday night’s finale of The Gilded Age, having enticed New York’s snobbish elites into attending her daughter’s debutante ball by ruthlessly leveraging her child’s friendship with a member of the old-money set. Katie Kilkenny, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 Mar. 2022 One encounter, with a local hunk (Jonathan Groff) mocked for his tourist’s view of New York, did strike me as snobbish. Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times, 17 Mar. 2022 His critical reputation would be less sturdy, and snobbish professors would dismiss him as largely a storyteller for children. Charlie Tyson, The Atlantic, 15 Mar. 2022 Although some Russian film critics denounced the film as a snobbish takedown of working-class Donbas culture, Loznitsa treats this part of eastern Ukraine as a distinct ethno-cultural space that is neither Ukrainian nor Russian. Joshua First, The Atlantic, 3 Mar. 2022 Each believes their food is the best in the world, and both are a little snobbish about other cuisines. Françoise Mouly, The New Yorker, 22 Nov. 2021 It would not be considered a snobbish, elitist thing. Jason Sheeler,, 16 Feb. 2022 American-born, the bisexual and snobbish Channon married into the Guinness brewing family in 1933 and then pursued politics and social climbing, with a firm emphasis on the latter. Mark Peikert, Town & Country, 14 Feb. 2022 It would not be considered like a snobbish, elitist, thing. Jason Sheeler,, 18 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of snobbish

1840, in the meaning defined above

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“Snobbish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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snob·​bish | \ ˈsnä-bish How to pronounce snobbish (audio) \

Kids Definition of snobbish

: being or characteristic of a snob a snobbish attitude

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