snot·​ty | \ ˈsnä-tē How to pronounce snotty (audio) \
snottier; snottiest

Definition of snotty

1 : soiled with nasal mucus a snotty nose
2 : annoyingly or spitefully unpleasant especially : snooty

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Other Words from snotty

snottily \ ˈsnä-​tə-​lē How to pronounce snottily (audio) \ adverb
snottiness \ ˈsnä-​tē-​nəs How to pronounce snottiness (audio) \ noun

Examples of snotty in a Sentence

a snotty contempt for those brash parvenus who moved into the cookie-cutter mansion next door

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Unlike Roman, who slicks his hair back but often refuses to wear a tie, Greg can’t pull off snotty dishevelment. Rachel Syme, The New Yorker, "Let’s Talk About the Clothes on “Succession”," 6 Sep. 2019 Other small dramas, such as her tension with a snotty neighbor (Kristen Wiig) and her relationship with her distant husband, are equally uninspired. David Sims, The Atlantic, "Richard Linklater’s Where’d You Go, Bernadette Is a Gripping Mess," 16 Aug. 2019 His voice drops with snotty assurance in the best punk rock way, and rings instantly-recognizable over his forward-thinking electro-pop productions. Kat Bein, Billboard, "First Spin: The Week's Best New Dance Tracks From ILLENIUM, Pryda, ShockOne & More," 2 Aug. 2019 What for anybody else would be a gross, snotty mess was elegant and meme-worthy for Bey. Sam Tornow, Billboard, "7 Times Beyonce Was a Pro During Concert Mishaps," 2 July 2018 As the politeness of new coworkers wears off, the film, shot in black and white, unveils its raw emotions in unfiltered, snotty weeping, slaps, screams, and freely pouring soju (a Hong trademark). The Editors Of Gq, GQ, "The Best Movies of 2018 (So Far)," 19 June 2018 Whole families arranged themselves around him; without prompting, Brazile put a snotty toddler on his knee. Melissa Lyttle, Smithsonian, "The First Family of Rodeo," 13 Dec. 2017 But her Snow White is fresh, a little snotty but highly capable, with far more grit than her Prince. Karen Valby, New York Times, "Turning Myths and Fairy Tales on Their Heads," 4 May 2018 After a life of flying solo at the office, being constantly around a drooling, snotty baby was an adjustment. Matthew J., Redbook, "I Gave Up My Career for My Wife," 23 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of snotty

circa 1570, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of snotty

: rude and annoying
: covered or filled with mucus from the nose : dirty with mucus


snot·​ty | \ ˈsnä-tē How to pronounce snotty (audio) \
snottier; snottiest

Kids Definition of snotty

: rude and arrogant

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