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[snob-uh-ree] /ˈsnɒb ə ri/
noun, plural snobberies.
snobbish character, conduct, trait, or act.
Origin of snobbery
1825-35; snob + -ery Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Elisabeth spoke severely; she was always merciless upon anything in the shape of humbug or snobbery.

    The Farringdons Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler
  • "Oh, I have no snobbery myself about working with my hands," added he, hastily.

    Tony Butler Charles James Lever
  • There is nothing a snob hates so much as snobbery in another.

    The Way of Ambition Robert Hichens
  • The one chink in this shrewd fellow's armor was his snobbery.

    The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly Charles James Lever
  • He subtly used all the manners of the most unconquerable kind of snobbery.

Word Origin and History for snobbery

"the class of snobs," 1833, from snob + -ery. Meaning "snobbishness" is from 1843.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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