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snooty

[snoo-tee] /ˈsnu ti/
adjective, snootier, snootiest. Informal.
1.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; snoot + -y1
Related forms
snootily, adverb
snootiness, noun
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  • No, she is a snooty dog and generally snubs other dogs and persons she thinks are creepy.
  • Newspaper columnists revel in snooty put-downs of his work.
  • snooty outsiders, both commentators and policymakers, tend to lump all this together.
  • Imagine snooty attendants with ear sets or signage that discriminates between customers to pander to the wealthiest customers.
  • People thought him the more genuine of the two, but he struck some as arrogant, snooty.
  • For the audience, there is the added spectacle of normally snooty folks falling all over themselves to meet the royal performers.
  • And of course waiters from snooty high-end places sometimes put on airs.
  • He is nervous that new, snooty people are coming to town to try to shut his track down.
British Dictionary definitions for snooty

snooty

/ˈsnuːtɪ/
adjective (informal) snootier, snootiest
1.
aloof or supercilious
2.
snobbish or exclusive: a snooty restaurant
Derived Forms
snootily, adverb
snootiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for snooty
adj.

"proud, arrogant," 1918, noted that year as college slang, from snoot (n.) + -y (2). Probably with suggestions of snouty (1858); the notion being of "looking down one's nose." Related: Snootily; snootiness.

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Slang definitions & phrases for snooty

snooty

adjective

Snobbish; haughty and disdainful; supercilious; hoity-toity, sniffy: the snootiest madame in America/ a generally vain and snooty class of men

[1919+; fr the mien of a person who smells something nasty and holds the nose high]


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