Definition of toffee-nosed in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtɒfɪnəʊzd/


British informal
Pretentiously superior; snobbish: toffee-nosed creeps who think they’re the same as royalty
More 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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