snooty

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From snoot +‎ -y.

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snooty (comparative snootier, superlative snootiest)

  1. (informal) pompous; snobbish; inclined to turn up one's nose
    Sir Sydney was an arrogant, snooty, bigoted prig, so it was with some satisfaction that I wrote out his parking ticket.
    He left out Town & Country, the magazine for snooty East Coast liberals. [1]
  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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