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Definition of "snooty" [snooty]

  • Informal Snobbishly aloof; haughty. (adjective)
  • Informal High-class; exclusive. (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 "snooty" in a sentence
  • "The reality is that we don't have an honest, straightforward, public official in this country, in the federal government I should say who can say, now imagine this, candor coming from the European Union about their crisis, which was created by our sub prime mortgage lending, their minister of finance and economics saying their crisis was created by what he calls snooty bankers who thought they were so clever that they didn't need to follow the lessons of history or prudent, prudent lending."
  • "But that's all over now and the good news is that another, so-called snooty salad green, dandelion, is at its prime -- and free for the picking -- in between the concrete slabs of even the most urban neighborhoods today."
  • "Even "snooty" mainstream authors such as Margaret Atwood or Doris Lessing have no qualm with admitting they write SF."