snotty

adjective snot·ty \ ˈsnä-tē \
|Updated on: 10 Jul 2018

Definition of snotty

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

snottily

play \ˈsnä-tə-lē\ adverb

snottiness

play \ˈsnä-tē-nəs\ noun

Examples of snotty in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of snotty

circa 1570

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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SNOTTY Defined for English Language Learners

snotty

Definition of snotty for English Language Learners

  • : rude and annoying

  • : covered or filled with mucus from the nose : dirty with mucus


SNOTTY Defined for Kids

snotty

adjective snot·ty \ ˈsnä-tē \

Definition of snotty for Students

snottier; snottiest
: rude and arrogant


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