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Definition of snuffy

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : quick to become annoyed or take offense
2 : marked by snobbery

Definition of snuffy (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : soiled with snuff
2 : resembling snuff
3a : addicted to the use of snuff
b : having unpleasant habits

First Known Use of snuffy

Adjective (1)

1678, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective (2)

1765, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for snuffy

Adjective (1)

snuff entry 4

Adjective (2)

snuff entry 6

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“Snuffy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snuffy. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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