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toffee-nosed

adjective
chiefly British

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being or characteristic of a person who has an offensive air of superiority and tends to ignore or disdain anyone regarded as inferior
  • having come from the middle class, he suffered at the hands of the toffee-nosed twits at Eton

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“Toffee-nosed.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/toffee-nosed. Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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