snob·by | \ˈsnä-bē \
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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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 There's a meet-cute at college, an idyllic series of dates in the English countryside, a small hurdle when Florence's snobby high-society parents question Edward's solidly middle class background. Anna Moeslein, Glamour, "On Chesil Beach: A Period Drama With a Surprising—and Subtle—#MeToo Twist," 18 May 2018 Bradley newcomer Kaven Matyczynski is Alex Hammond, the self-serving snobby drama critic who lives for liquor and personal pleasure. Denise Coffey, Courant Community, "Situation Comedy "The Nerd" Opens At Bradley Playhouse," 11 June 2018 So does Hathaway, whose snobby actress is probably the best thing about the movie. Bill Goodykoontz, azcentral, "Can Sandra Bullock and company pull off 'Ocean's 8'?," 5 June 2018 Now that Meghan and Harry are public, the royal family's being so snobby about Meghan. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "79 Important Moments During Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Lifetime Movie," 13 May 2018 Get ready for a lot of stunning ball gowns, snobby queen mothers, and fairytale endings—because here’s your full list of the best royal Hallmark movies ever. Kaitlyn Yarborough, Southern Living, "The Best Royal Hallmark Movies of All Time," 15 May 2018 The New York City pronunciation of Houston is not just an extra effort on the part of Yankees to be snobby. Craig Hlavaty, Houston Chronicle, "The New York pronunciation of Houston explained," 30 Apr. 2018 NPR The Times' Randall Roberts speaks with the judges and examines the (at times, snobby) reaction to Lamar's unexpected triumph. Carolina A. Miranda,, "Essential Arts & Culture: Getty Villa's redo, speaker dresses and Kendrick Lamar's Pulitzer — damn!," 21 Apr. 2018

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1846, in the meaning defined above

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snob·by | \ˈsnä-bē \
snobbier; snobbiest

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