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snob Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a person regarded as arrogant and annoying
    snoot; snot; prig.

Snob noun
Icel. snapr a dolt, impostor, charlatan. Cf. Snub.
  1. A vulgar person who affects to be better, richer, or more fashionable, than he really is; a vulgar upstart; one who apes his superiors. Thackeray.
    Essentially vulgar, a snob. -- a gilded snob, but none the less a snob. R. G. White.
  2. (Eng. Univ.) A townsman. Canf
  3. A journeyman shoemaker. Prov. Eng. Halliwell.
  4. A workman who accepts lower than the usual wages, or who refuses to strike when his fellows do; a rat; a knobstick.
    Those who work for lower wages during a strike are called snobs, the men who stand out being "nobs" De Quincey.
    5. One who adopts an offensive air of superiority to those he considers as inferiors, esp. by avoiding or ignoring them.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

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