snobby

adjective

snob·​by ˈsnä-bē How to pronounce snobby (audio)
snobbier; snobbiest
: characterized by snobbery
a snobby brat
snobby neighborhoods

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Example Sentences

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

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of snobby was in 1846

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“Snobby.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snobby. Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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snobby

adjective

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

Last Updated: 2 Sep 2022

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