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[snob-ish] /ˈsnɒb ɪʃ/
of, relating to, or characteristic of a snob:
snobbish ideas about rank.
having the character of a snob.
Origin of snobbish
1830-40; snob + -ish1
Related forms
snobbishly, adverb
snobbishness, noun
unsnobbish, adjective
unsnobbishly, adverb
unsnobbishness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • A snobbish English officer came up to this man who happened to be only a private, and said: "What are you doing in here, my man?"

  • Madge knew that Alfred Thornton was snobbish and mean-spirited.

    Madge Morton's Secret Amy D. V. Chalmers
  • Already I 've begun to call it hard names, such as deadly, and cold, and snobbish.

    The Mayor of Warwick Herbert M. Hopkins
  • They were snobbish folk with whom I had but little in common.

    The Sign of Silence William Le Queux
  • I said all along I didn't believe you were stuck up and snobbish.

    Life and Gabriella Ellen Glasgow
  • Never was a man further removed from all snobbish affectation.

  • Is it snobbish to choose what really suits you, instead of following a craze like a sheep woman?

    Jewel Weed Alice Ames Winter
  • He was just as snobbish as the rest of them when he was sober.

    Sandy Alice Hegan Rice
  • But she constantly recalls what that snobbish Bines was unfair enough to tell her.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
Word Origin and History for snobbish

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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