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snobbery

[snob-uh-ree] /ˈsnɒb ə ri/
noun, plural snobberies.
1.
snobbish character, conduct, trait, or act.
Origin of snobbery
1825-1835
1825-35; snob + -ery
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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
n.

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

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