\ ˈsnü-tē How to pronounce snooty (audio) \
snootier; snootiest

Definition of snooty

1 : looking down the nose : showing disdain
2 : characterized by snobbery a snooty store

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Other Words from snooty

snootily \ ˈsnü-​tə-​lē How to pronounce snootily (audio) \ adverb
snootiness \ ˈsnü-​tē-​nəs How to pronounce snootiness (audio) \ noun

Examples of snooty in a Sentence

the actress plays a genteel yet faintly snooty older woman

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Also, Google’s skunk looks super snooty, which wouldn’t bother me apart from the fact that its defining feature is producing literally the worst smell imaginable. Jon Porter, The Verge, "Why does Apple hate falafel?," 17 July 2019 The books depict a young woman who sows domestic chaos in and around the home of her wealthy employers, a snooty older couple who have outsourced the labor of keeping their household, family, and community relations running smoothly. Sarah Blackwood, The New Yorker, "The Secret Rebellion of Amelia Bedelia, the Bartleby of Domestic Work," 10 June 2019 Even the snooty French have taken notice of her knack for knowing what real women want, the kind who earn and spend their own money; LVMH took a stake in Hearst’s brand earlier this year. Jessica Iredale, Town & Country, "When Did "Wearable" Become a Dirty Word in Fashion?," 27 Mar. 2019 Everything from bottom-feeder, milk-fetching econo-boxes to snooty luxury coupes has a turbo these days. Matthew Jancer, Popular Mechanics, "This Breakthrough Digital Valvetrain Is Brain Surgery for Car Engines," 6 Nov. 2018 Even people who weren’t long-term cinephiles, but interested in becoming more educated on the popular art form, could find helpful, accessible, non-snooty features designed to do just that. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "RIP FilmStruck, one of classic cinema’s last refuges in the streaming era," 26 Oct. 2018 Based on the 1955 animated classic, this modern retelling will once again chronicle the misadventures of Lady, a snooty Cocker Spaniel who falls in love with Tramp, a hardscrabble stray mutt from the other side of the tracks. Dan Barna, Teen Vogue, "Tessa Thompson Will Reportedly Voice Lady in Disney's "Lady and the Tramp" Remake," 14 Aug. 2018 Here, though, is where England learns that its snooty jibes are as misguided as its attempts to tackle Luka Modric and his Croatian chums in Wednesday’s semifinal. Martin Rogers, USA TODAY, "Sorry, England: the USA is right to call football 'soccer'," 12 July 2018 Comedy involving sympathetic werewolf, vampire, ancient Egyptian princess brought to life, lonely British Lord named Edgar, his new wife, her snooty maid and other macabre and madcap characters. Rasputin Todd,, "Things to do in Cincinnati this week: July 9-15," 9 July 2018

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First Known Use of snooty

1919, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of snooty

informal + disapproving : having or showing the insulting attitude of people who think that they are better, smarter, or more important than other people


\ ˈsnü-tē How to pronounce snooty (audio) \
snootier; snootiest

Kids Definition of snooty

: rude and arrogant especially to people from a lower class

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