toffee nosed

toffee-nosed

[taw-fee-nohzd, tof-ee-]
adjective British Slang.
stuck-up; conceited; pretentious: a toffee-nosed butler; a toffee-nosed shop.

Origin:
1920–25

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toffee-nosed
 
adj
slang chiefly (Brit) pretentious or supercilious; used esp of snobbish people
 
[C20: perhaps coined as a pun on toffy stylish, grand: see toff]

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