snobbism

snobby

[snob-ee]
adjective, snobbier, snobbiest.
condescending, patronizing, or socially exclusive; snobbish.

Origin:
1840–50; snob + -y1

snobbily, adverb
snobbiness, snobbism, noun
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snob (snɒb)
 
n
1.  a.  Compare inverted snob a person who strives to associate with those of higher social status and who behaves condescendingly to others
 b.  (as modifier): snob appeal
2.  a person having similar pretensions with regard to his tastes, etc: an intellectual snob
 
[C18 (in the sense: shoemaker; hence, C19: a person who flatters those of higher station, etc): of unknown origin]
 
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