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snobocracy

n.

1853, from snob + -ocracy.

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  • And what, after all, is democracy but the highest form of snobocracy?

  • The snobocracy could hardly sleep nights for fear that Lincoln at a state dinner might put sugar and cream in his cold consomm√©.

  • Two queens of the snobocracy will entertain us at romping in the hay, with Sir Roger de Coverley to follow.

  • Prate as we may of democracy, we must admit, if we are to be honest with ourselves, that this sad old world is a snobocracy.

    Kindred of the Dust Peter B. Kyne

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