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
Recent Examples on the Web After winning a house in a raffle, the humble but loving López family moves to a posh neighborhood, where the snobby Espinozas give them a cold welcome. Jacob Siegal, BGR, 4 July 2021 Nina’s best friend, Tarine Montefiore, is an entertainingly snobby model with an impossible-to-place accent. Washington Post, 31 May 2021 Many said that part of the fun of watching the show was seeing teenagers be rich, snobby, and catty. Annie Goldsmith, Town & Country, 22 June 2021 George has never dated a woman before, and her reluctance to come out to her snobby friend group eats at Mae’s confidence. Alexandra Schwartz, The New Yorker, 14 June 2021 Perhaps that's a nod to the band generating criticism for sonic robbery, but that sniping is more than a little snobby and misguided. Mark Kennedy, Star Tribune, 14 Apr. 2021 There is unambiguous joy in watching her wage and win a silent battle with a snobby French waiter (her weapons include spray perfume and a lighter), sure, but there are subtle moments too. Lindsey Bahr, Star Tribune, 30 Mar. 2021 Maybe these songs aren’t the first choice for music snobby generations like mine that were explicitly instructed to burn out, not fade away. Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle, 30 Mar. 2021 Commentators who hadn’t experienced the app dismissed it as a toy of snobby Silicon Valley elitists. Steven Levy, Wired, 17 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of snobby

1846, in the meaning defined above

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“Snobby.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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

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