Snob meaning

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The definition of a snob is a person who looks down on certain people and things and who considers himself better or more refined.

A person who says he only drinks $1000 bottles of wine is an example of someone who would be described as a wine snob.

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A person who attaches great importance to wealth, social position, etc., having or displaying contempt for his or her inferiors and admiration for superiors.
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(informal) A person who wishes to be seen as a member of the upper classes and who looks down on those perceived to have inferior or unrefined tastes. [from 20th c.]
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One who is convinced of his or her superiority in matters of taste or intellect.
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One who despises, ignores, or is patronizing to those he or she considers inferior.
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A person who feels and acts smugly superior about his or her particular tastes or interests.

An intellectual snob.

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(colloquial) A cobbler or shoemaker. [from 18th c.]
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(dated) A member of the lower classes; a commoner. [from 19th c.]
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(obs.) A person having no wealth or social rank; one of the common people.
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Origin of snob

  • Earlier snob cobbler, lower-class person, one who aspires to social prominence

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Origin unknown.

    From Wiktionary