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snooty (adj.)

"proud, arrogant," 1918, noted that year as college slang, from snoot (n.) + -y (2). Probably with suggestions of snouty (1858); the notion being of "looking down one's nose." Related: Snootily; snootiness.

updated on October 19, 2013

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Definitions of snooty from WordNet

snooty (adj.)
(used colloquially) overly conceited or arrogant; "a snotty little scion of a degenerate family"-Laurent Le Sage;
Synonyms: bigheaded / persnickety / snot-nosed / snotty / stuck-up / too big for one's breeches / uppish
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