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snob /snɒb/ n
  1. a person who strives to associate with those of higher social status and who behaves condescendingly to others
  2. (as modifier): snob appeal
  3. a person having similar pretensions with regard to his tastes, etc: an intellectual snob
Etymology: 18th Century (in the sense: shoemaker; hence, C19: a person who flatters those of higher station, etc): of unknown origin

ˈsnobbery n ˈsnobbish adj ˈsnobbishly adv



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