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snooty Line breaks: snooty
Pronunciation: /ˈsnuːti/

Definition of snooty in English:

adjective (snootier, snootiest)

Showing disapproval or contempt towards others, especially those considered to belong to a lower social class: snooty neighbours
More example sentences
  • Kelly was hardly alone in his contempt for the snooty officials.
  • That snooty neighbour of yours may be sitting in the same row and spot you during the intermission.
  • Most events are free, and even snooty elitists are welcome.


Pronunciation: /ˈsnuːtɪli/
Example sentences
  • The latter two tend to be snootily dismissed by the aesthetic movement, perhaps deemed not serious enough for consideration as vital elements of twentieth century visual culture.
  • It's one thing to snootily complain about other programmers' software without having to develop and maintain my own.
  • ‘I suppose we differ there, in our views’ I continued, snootily.
Pronunciation: /ˈsnuːtɪnəs/
Example sentences
  • I like a movie that makes fun of New York snootiness and snobbery.
  • The atmosphere is comfortable, relaxed, un-stuffy, with none of the snootiness that you might find in a more ‘aspirational’ establishment.
  • As if to counter the accusations of snootiness, not every selection is wilfully obscure.


Early 20th century: from snoot + -y1; compare with snotty.

Words that rhyme with snooty

agouti, beauty, booty, cootie, cutie, Djibouti, duty, fluty, rooty, tutti-frutti
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