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snuffy 1

Syllabification: snuff·y
Pronunciation: /ˈsnəfē/

adjective (snuffier, snuffiest)

archaic
1Supercilious or contemptuous: some snuffy old stockbroker
More example sentences
  • His doer, a little old snuffy attorney of the name of Macphail, grew sententious as the business drew to its close.
  • I have met snuffy, stupid, undutiful, conceited, and snobbish priests, but for me one Fr. Francis outweighs them all.
1.1Easily offended; annoyed.
Example sentences
  • Don't be snuffy, Molly.

Words that rhyme with snuffy

fluffy, huffy, puffy, roughie, roughy, scruffy, stuffy, toughie

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snuffy 2 Syllabification: snuff·y
Pronunciation:
/ˈsnəfē/

adjective

archaic
Resembling powdered tobacco in color or substance.

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