snooty

adjective
\ ˈsnü-tē \
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 \ adverb
snootiness \ ˈsnü-​tē-​nəs \ noun

Examples of snooty in a Sentence

the actress plays a genteel yet faintly snooty older woman

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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, Cincinnati.com, "Things to do in Cincinnati this week: July 9-15," 9 July 2018 Sport hunting enjoyed a long and snooty history centuries before the establishment of the United States. Bruce Barcott, New York Times, "How Hunting Became a Macho Sport," 22 June 2018 Just as satisfying were a coleslaw that tasted as if it were made seconds before, and perfect, thin French fries that would easily pass muster at the snootiest Parisian bistro. Tim Smith, baltimoresun.com, "Stanford Kitchen a welcome addition to Owings Mills dining scene," 5 July 2018 The white people that José encounters, like the snooty white-collar worker who complains about his delivery order, are for the most part stereotypically rendered. Peter Rainer, The Christian Science Monitor, "While watching 'En el Séptimo Día,' viewers rejoice in the hopes of immigrants," 15 June 2018

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First Known Use of snooty

1919, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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snooze button

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snooty

adjective

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

snooty

adjective
\ ˈsnü-tē \
snootier; snootiest

Kids Definition of snooty

: rude and arrogant especially to people from a lower class

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