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sniffy

[snif-ee] /ˈsnɪf i/
adjective, sniffier, sniffiest. Informal.
1.
inclined to sniff, as in scorn; disdainful; supercilious:
He was very sniffy about breaches of etiquette.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; sniff + -y1
Related forms
sniffily, adverb
sniffiness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sniffiness

sniffy

/ˈsnɪfɪ/
adjective -fier, -fiest
1.
(informal) contemptuous or disdainful
Derived Forms
sniffily, adverb
sniffiness, noun
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Slang definitions & phrases for sniffiness

sniffy

adjective

Disdainful; haughtily fastidious; fault-finding: even the sniffiest of lexicographers

[1871+; fr the mien of a person who often seems to be smelling something nasty]


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