snootier; snootiest
: looking down the nose : showing disdain
: characterized by snobbery
a snooty store
snootily adverb
snootiness noun

Examples of snooty in a Sentence

the actress plays a genteel yet faintly snooty older woman
Recent Examples on the Web This leads to Steven getting snooty about Milo's intelligence — to be fair, Milo is terrible — and Taylor lashes back about his treatment of Belly at the graduation party. Sara Netzley,, 14 July 2023 The Oscars will never be the place for snooty cinephiles like myself to exercise our theories and pet squabbles. Alissa Wilkinson, New York Times, 24 Jan. 2024 Her friends, likewise, discover that however snooty American old money might be (as seen concurrently on the second season of HBO’s The Gilded Age), the pretensions and perils of the British upper class are on another level entirely. Angie Han, The Hollywood Reporter, 7 Nov. 2023 Some snooty girl in a poncho takes a seat next to her in the lobby. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 25 Sep. 2023 Some trainers are taking on private clients for non-thespian pet training — which, not to be snooty, is a little like having Stella Adler direct your kid’s school play. Maura Judkis, Washington Post, 8 Aug. 2023 His sly ambition and antagonism meet their match in Sinclair’s snooty arrogance (Grant plays it with Gielgud intonations). Armond White, National Review, 12 July 2023 Not to get all snooty about this, but looking at art — even just casually looking at art — is different from any of those other experiences. Mark Feeney,, 20 June 2023 Jean Smart and Brad Garrett as her mom’s fussy parents; Jacki Weaver as her dad’s free-spirited mother; and Alexandra Daddario and Reid Scott as her snooty aunt and uncle. Noel Murray, Los Angeles Times, 24 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1919, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of snooty was in 1919

Dictionary Entries Near snooty

Cite this Entry

“Snooty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition


snootier; snootiest
snootily adverb
snootiness noun
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