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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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 The sardonic private detective played by Krysten Ritter was following a lead to a makeshift veterinary clinic and ended up in a verbal tiff with a snotty Goth staffer. Meredith Blake,, "'Jessica Jones' regroups for Season 2," 8 Mar. 2018 EUREKA Jetty fishing was surprisingly good with some of the better spots reachable in spots of generally snotty weather. Bee Staff, sacbee, "Snow, cold weather slow down Northern California fishing action | The Sacramento Bee," 26 Feb. 2018 At a time when a lot of American punk was aimed at snotty suburban teens, the Dropkicks came with painfully earnest songs about traditional values and civic pride. Kenneth Partridge, Billboard, "Dropkick Murphys' Debut Album Turns 20: How 'Do Or Die' Kept Punk Political," 27 Jan. 2018

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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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