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toffee-nosed

[taw-fee-nohzd, tof-ee-] /ˈtɔ fiˌnoʊzd, ˈtɒf i-/
adjective, British Slang.
1.
stuck-up; conceited; pretentious:
a toffee-nosed butler; a toffee-nosed shop.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25
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toffee-nosed

adjective
1.
(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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