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[snob-ee] /ˈsnɒb i/
adjective, snobbier, snobbiest.
condescending, patronizing, or socially exclusive; snobbish.
Origin of snobby
1840-50; snob + -y1
Related forms
snobbily, adverb
snobbiness, snobbism, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for snobby
  • My own snobby opinion is that one snob cannot insult another since both deserve it.
  • It's snobby and grossly aspirational, but it's true.
  • Our readers edit the entries, but we're actually quite snobby.
Word Origin and History for snobby

1835, from snob + -y (2). Related: Snobbiness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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