\ 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

Other Words from snooty

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

Examples of snooty in a Sentence

the actress plays a genteel yet faintly snooty older woman
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First Known Use of snooty

1919, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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\ 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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