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[taw-fee-nohzd, tof-ee-] /ˈtɔ fiˌnoʊzd, ˈtɒf i-/
adjective, British Slang.
stuck-up; conceited; pretentious:
a toffee-nosed butler; a toffee-nosed shop.
Origin of toffee-nosed
1920-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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(slang, mainly Brit) pretentious or supercilious; used esp of snobbish people
Word Origin
C20: perhaps coined as a pun on toffy stylish, grand: see toff
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Slang definitions & phrases for toffee-nosed

to boot

adverb phrase

In addition; in extra measure: She has fire him

[entry form 1813+, variant 1895+; fr the mark or line indicating the starting point of a race]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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