snooty

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From snoot +‎ -y.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈsnuː.ti/
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snooty (comparative snootier, superlative snootiest)

  1. (informal) pompous; snobbish; inclined to turn up one's nose.
    • 2018, Tim Graham, NewsBusters[1]:
      He left out Town & Country, the magazine for snooty East Coast liberals.
    • 2019, Bernardine Evaristo, Girl, Woman, Other, Penguin Books (2020), page 43:
      ever since she landed the National gig sheʼs got very snooty about struggling theatre mates, as if she alone has discovered the secret to being successful
    Sir Sydney was an arrogant, snooty, bigoted prig, so it was with some satisfaction that I wrote out his parking ticket.
  2. (informal) elite; exclusive.
    Her parties were snooty affairs; custom-designed cocktail dresses that cost more than a decent luxury car were de rigueur.

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