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snobbish

[snob-ish] /ˈsnɒb ɪʃ/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a snob:
snobbish ideas about rank.
2.
having the character of a snob.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; snob + -ish1
Related forms
snobbishly, adverb
snobbishness, noun
unsnobbish, adjective
unsnobbishly, adverb
unsnobbishness, noun
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Examples from the web for snobbish
  • The name comes from the lookdowns countenance, which is reminiscent of a snobbish or disapproving human expression.
  • When manners are snobbish, they serve to make people feel inferior and ignorant.
Word Origin and History for snobbish
adj.

1840, "pertaining to snobs," from snob + -ish. Meaning "with the character of a snob" is from 1849. Related: Snobbishly; snobbishness.

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