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Definition of "snob" [snob]

  • One who tends to patronize, rebuff, or ignore people regarded as social inferiors and imitate, admire, or seek association with people regarded as social superiors. (noun)
  • One who affects an offensive air of self-satisfied superiority in matters of taste or intellect. (noun)

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 "snob" in a sentence
  • ""Ah! my dear old friend, " he said, -you see I have become what they call the snob!"
  • "That's what I call a snob -- judging people by whether they're rich and important -- by whether it's worth while to know them."
  • "You keep saying that, unless I think the BSO is overpaid, I'm some kind of snob, but you yourself are a snob from the other end, and I don't put any more moral stock in populist snobbery than elitist snobbery."