Surprise: Parks and Recreation Last year, the Globes nominated Smash for Best Comedy or Musical and snubbed Parks and Recreation.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was snubbed by heir-apparent Xi Jinping on her recent visit.
DiCaprio was snubbed for some of his best performances, among them Titanic, Catch Me If You Can, The Departed, and J. Edgar.
mid-14c., "to check, reprove, rebuke," from Old Norse snubba "to curse, chide, snub, scold, reprove." The ground sense is perhaps "to cut off," and the word probably is related to snip. Cf. Swedish snobba "lop off, snuff (a candle)," Old Norse snubbotr "snubbed, nipped, with the tip cut off." Meaning "treat coldly" appeared early 18c. Related: Snubbed; snubbing.
"short and turned up," 1725, in snub-nosed, from snub (v.). The connecting notion is of being "cut short."
"rebuke, intentional slight," 1530s, from snub (v.).