snob·​by | \ ˈsnä-bē How to pronounce snobby (audio) \
snobbier; snobbiest

Definition of snobby

: characterized by snobbery a snobby brat snobby neighborhoods

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Examples of snobby in a Sentence

the snobby waiter gave me a withering look when I ordered the cheapest wine on the list

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This is not a snobby place but a place for learning and enjoying. Susan Bryant,, "The Wine Room tasting place with 2,500 rare wines coming to Delray Beach," 5 July 2019 Sommeliers were initially snobby, relegating DRY to the category of soda, but chefs were receptive. Laura Reiley, Washington Post, "Many are embracing the #SoberLife and companies are capitalizing on it with a raft of sober events, products and so many hashtags," 27 June 2019 The space, which sommelier-owners Cara Patricia and Simi Grewal say prides itself on its inclusive attitude (re: not snobby) toward wine novices, sells wine from regions ranging from Sonoma to Spain. Sunset Staff, Sunset, "Drink Rum, Go Raft-Camping, and 9 More Things to See & Do This Week," 22 Jan. 2018 In the movie, Tyler and the other aspiring lifeguards go up against some local snobby kids to land a spot at Malibu Beach's ultimate beach tower. Jasmine Gomez, Seventeen, "Everything You Need To Know About Netflix's "Malibu Rescue" Movie and Series," 9 May 2019 Of course, nothing goes according to plan when the two identical (but not related) girls decide to try and prevent Alyssa’s father from marrying a snobby woman named Clarice. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Which Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen Movie You Should Watch According to Your Zodiac Sign," 2 Jan. 2019 The key thing about these scams is that in both cases the snobby cultural elites who Trump professes to disdain didn’t lose anything. Matthew Yglesias, Vox, "The biggest lie Trump tells is that he’s kept his promises," 18 Oct. 2018 The snarky family-out-of-water schtick of the once rich and snobby but now destitute Rose clan has evolved, as Johnny, Moira, David and Alexis become full-fledged townies of the backwater burg—albeit dressed in designer clothing. Cady Drell, Marie Claire, "What to Watch on Netflix in October, According to Our Editors," 1 Oct. 2018 And in that small town, in such a staunchly red state, America’s best drag show simultaneously changes the biases of close-minded conservatives—and those snobby big city visitors passing through. Melissa Kravitz, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Drag Show in the U.S. Is at an Alaskan Dive Bar," 13 June 2018

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First Known Use of snobby

1846, in the meaning defined above

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snob·​by | \ ˈsnä-bē How to pronounce snobby (audio) \
snobbier; snobbiest

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appealing forcibly to the mind or reason

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