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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

snobsnɒb(n.)

  1. a person who imitates, cultivates, or slavishly admires social superiors and is condescending to others.

  2. a person who believes himself or herself to have superior tastes and is condescending toward those with different tastes:

    an intellectual snob.

Origin of snob:

1775–85; orig. uncert.

snob′by(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. snob, prig, snot, snoot(noun)

    a person regarded as arrogant and annoying

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. snob(noun)ɒb

    sb who thinks they are better than most other people

    He's a real snob about the wine he drinks.

Wiktionary

  1. snob(Noun)

    A person who seeks to be, or is, a member of the upper classes and looks down on lower classes, such as the middle class and the poor. More generally, an egotistical person who often thinks of people as inferior, particularly anyone not being within their clique or class.

    You really are a little snob, arenu2019t you?

  2. Origin: Popularized by William Makepeace Thackeray, Book of Snobs, 1848

Webster Dictionary

  1. Snob(noun)

    a vulgar person who affects to be better, richer, or more fashionable, than he really is; a vulgar upstart; one who apes his superiors

  2. Snob(noun)

    a townsman

  3. Snob(noun)

    a journeyman shoemaker

  4. Snob(noun)

    a workman who accepts lower than the usual wages, or who refuses to strike when his fellows do; a rat; a knobstick

Freebase

  1. Snob

    A snob is a person who believes in the existence of an equation between status and human worth. In other words, a snob values another person primarily on the basis of the level of social rank that such other person holds in society. This implies that a snob judges who is allowed into the snob's circle of acquaintances and friends primarily on the basis of the status of such candidate. One is consequentially highly likely to lose a snob's affection and attention soon after one has lost one's status. The term snob is sometimes also used for a person who believe that some people are inherently inferior to him or her for any one of a variety of reasons, including real or supposed intellect, wealth, education, ancestry, power, physical strength, class, taste, beauty, nationality, et cetera. Often this form of snobbery reflects the snob's personal attributes. For example, a common snobbery of the affluent is the belief that wealth is either the cause or result of superiority, or both.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

snob(noun)

a person who admires people of high rank or social class, and despises those in a lower class etc than himself

Being a snob, he was always trying to get to know members of the royal family.

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