snob·​bism ˈsnä-ˌbi-zəm How to pronounce snobbism (audio)

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Of course, culture shock works the other way around, too, and the image of Southerners who venture to the cold, bitter North for college only to be met by cultural snobbism and insulting assumptions about their identities is itself a stereotype. Nicole Laporte, Town & Country, 2 Oct. 2022 Is it inverted snobbism of some kind on my part, or some sort of a dishonesty in approach? Sarah Cowan, The New York Review of Books, 10 Oct. 2020 The pant and skirt suits in particular, along with the nearly all-black palette, reminded me of the snobbism of fashion in the 1990s and early 2000s, especially in New York, when to wear colors and prints was considered gauche. Rachel Tashjian, Harper's BAZAAR, 23 May 2022 And all such commercial transactions were interlaced with snobbism. Willard Spiegelman, WSJ, 9 Aug. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1845, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of snobbism was in 1845

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“Snobbism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Mar. 2023.

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