What does SNOB mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

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

    a person regarded as arrogant and annoying


  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

  5. Origin: [Icel. snpr a dolt, impostor, charlatan. Cf. Snub.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Snob

    snob, n. a vulgar person, esp. one who apes gentility, a tuft-hunter: a shoemaker: a workman who works for lower wages than his fellows, a rat, one who will not join a strike: a townsman, as opposed to a gownsman, in Cambridge slang.—n. Snob′bery, the quality of being snobbish.—adj. Snob′bish.—adv. Snob′bishly.—ns. Snob′bishness; Snob′bism.—adj. Snob′by.—ns. Snob′ling, a little snob; Snoboc′racy, snobs as a powerful class; Snobog′rapher; Snobog′raphy, the description of snobs and snobbery. [Prob. prov. snap, a boy, from Ice. snápr, a dolt; Sw. dial. snopp, a boy.]

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Anagrams for SNOB »

  1. nobs

  2. bo's'n

  3. Bosn


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of SNOB in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of SNOB in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Dan Rather:

    An intellectual snob is someone who can listen to the William Tell Overture and not think of The Lone Ranger.

  2. Dan Ware:

    said Thornberry, who lives in a 3 million pound( 4.7 million US dollar) house in the Islington area of London. ' She's a snob, I can't even remember when I last voted.

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