snotty

adjective

snot·​ty ˈsnä-tē How to pronounce snotty (audio)
snottier; snottiest
1
: soiled with nasal mucus
a snotty nose
2
: annoyingly or spitefully unpleasant
especially : snooty
snottily adverb
snottiness noun

Examples of snotty in a Sentence

a snotty contempt for those brash parvenus who moved into the cookie-cutter mansion next door
Recent Examples on the Web In the early 1990s, Jim White was a drumming journeyman, having pounded out rhythms in a string of loud and rabid bands with snotty names, like Feral Dinosaurs or Venom P. Stinger. Grayson Haver Currin, New York Times, 27 Mar. 2024 The mucus plug looks like bigger chunks of gelatinous, thick, and yellowish-white liquid with a snotty consistency. Nicole Harris, Parents, 14 Mar. 2024 My, how the snotty, rich, entitled, know-it-all kid has fallen. Brian T. Allen, National Review, 18 Jan. 2024 Armstrong has been detailing his struggles with anxiety and substance use since the earliest days of Green Day’s career as a snotty, snarling trio on the Berkeley, CA underground punk scene in the early 1990s. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 18 Jan. 2024 As frustrating and difficult as that can be, coughing, snotty noses, fevers, and weird rashes typically pass with time and the right treatment. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, 1 Nov. 2023 Remember when Bella Hadid cried big snotty tears after watching living tennis legend Serena Williams play her final match? Hanna Lustig, Glamour, 28 Aug. 2023 The band sounded good, with a snotty power-pop attack inspired equally by Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe, and the Nerves’ Paul Collins, plus a fair amount of Johnny Thunders. Elisabeth Garber-Paul, Rolling Stone, 6 Sep. 2023 Not surprisingly, Mary is totally snotty about what happened. Scott D. Pierce, The Salt Lake Tribune, 12 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1570, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of snotty was circa 1570

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“Snotty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snotty. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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snotty

adjective
snot·​ty ˈsnät-ē How to pronounce snotty (audio)
snottier; snottiest
1
: soiled with nasal mucus
a snotty nose
2
: annoyingly or spitefully unpleasant
a snotty reply

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