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snobbery

[snob-uh-ree] /ˈsnɒb ə ri/
noun, plural snobberies.
1.
snobbish character, conduct, trait, or act.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; snob + -ery
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Examples from the web for snobbery
  • It's easy to ridicule this behavior as mere snobbery.
  • The intense time pressure had transformed elitism and snobbery into unaffordable luxuries.
  • There's not a hint of pretentiousness, beer snobbery or otherwise, from the staff to the patrons.
  • Some sniping at him may be the result of others' jealousy or snobbery.
  • Greed and snobbery reign, and upstairs meets downstairs on the back stairs.
  • Fashion photography without snobbery: a small miracle.
  • The snobbery was a big problem, and they thought of themselves as angling elitists.
  • All this experimentation means that snobbery is removed from the vodka equation.
Word Origin and History for snobbery
n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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