snobbism

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

snob +‎ -ism – doubled ‘b’ to clarify pronunciation of ‘o’.

Noun[edit]

snobbism (countable and uncountable, plural snobbisms)

  1. A snobbish attitude, particularly in relation to art or high culture.
    • 1964, John Gassner & Sidney Thomas, The Nature of Art[1], page 22:
      This question of the part played by culture in a civilisation prompts the similar question of the role of snobbism.

Usage notes[edit]

The synonym snobbery is used much more frequently.

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