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Definition of "sniffy" [sniffy]

  • Informal Disposed to showing arrogance or contempt; haughty. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sniffy" in a sentence
  • "Likewise, my exquisite abode in sniffy San Miguel."
  • "The only man with whom she had ever come in contact was her uncle, and he might have been described as a sniffy old man with a cold;"
  • "Well — kind of sniffy on personal lines, like he made work about the place and was late for meals."