snuffy

1 of 2

adjective (1)

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

snuffy

2 of 2

adjective (2)

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

Examples of snuffy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
Adjective
These are among the reasons why summer may bring snuffy noses and sneezing. Julie Washington, cleveland, 26 May 2021

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Word History

Etymology

Adjective (1)

snuff entry 4

Adjective (2)

snuff entry 6

First Known Use

Adjective (1)

1678, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective (2)

1765, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of snuffy was in 1678

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“Snuffy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snuffy. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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