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toffee-nosed Syllabification: tof·fee-nosed

Definition of toffee-nosed in English:


informal, chiefly British
Pretentiously superior; snobbish.
Example sentences
  • Others view him as the kind of arrogant, toffee-nosed, self-regarding, would-be aristocrat who gives gun-wielding, fly-casting Englishmen abroad in the Highlands a very well-deserved bad name.
  • The toffee-nosed neighbours in the series are called Jerry and Margo.
  • We're a very friendly, laid-back hunt with nothing toffee-nosed about us at all.


toffee nose
Example sentences
  • Of course York is a cut above the ghettos of Doncaster, Sheffield and Harrogate, which sticks its toffee nose in the air while licensing lap dancing clubs.
  • In this my watchword is fairness in all things, especially when pushy upper-class women poke their toffee noses in matters which do not concern them, such as the arrangements made by honourable members with regard to their expenses.
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