snobocracy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

snob +‎ -cracy

Noun[edit]

snobocracy (plural snobocracies)

  1. Snobs, collectively; snobbish behaviour or attitudes.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Charles Kingsley to this entry?)
    • 1914, Louis Joseph Vance, chapter 1, Nobody:
      Little disappointed, then, she turned attention to "Chat of the Social World," gossip which exercised potent fascination upon the girl's intelligence. She devoured with more avidity than she had her food those pretentiously phrased chronicles of the snobocracy […] distilling therefrom an acid envy that robbed her napoleon of all its savour.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.