American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One who tends to patronize, rebuff, or ignore people regarded as social inferiors and imitate, admire, or seek association with people regarded as social superiors.
- n. One who affects an offensive air of self-satisfied superiority in matters of taste or intellect.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A shoemaker; a journeyman shoemaker.
- n. A townsman as opposed to a gownsman; a Philistine.
- n. One who is servile in spirit or conduct toward those whom he considers his superiors, and correspondingly proud and insolent toward those whom he considers his inferiors; one who vulgarly apes gentility.
- n. A workman who continues working while others are out on strike; one who works for lower wages than other workmen; a knobstick; a rat: so called in abuse.
- To sob or weep violently.
- n. A convulsive sob.
- n. Mucus of the nose.
- n. disapproving, informal 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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A vulgar person who affects to be better, richer, or more fashionable, than he really is; a vulgar upstart; one who apes his superiors.
- n. (Eng. Univ.), Canf A townsman.
- n. Prov. Eng. A journeyman shoemaker.
- n. A workman who accepts lower than the usual wages, or who refuses to strike when his fellows do; a rat; a knobstick.
- n. a person regarded as arrogant and annoying
- Popularized by William Makepeace Thackeray, Book of Snobs, 1848 (Wiktionary)
- Earlier snob, cobbler, lower-class person, person who aspires to social prominence. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Ah! my dear old friend, " he said, -you see I have become what they call the snob!”
“That's what I call a snob -- judging people by whether they're rich and important -- by whether it's worth while to know them.”
“You keep saying that, unless I think the BSO is overpaid, I'm some kind of snob, but you yourself are a snob from the other end, and I don't put any more moral stock in populist snobbery than elitist snobbery.”
“I could be labelled a snob or a stuck up, affecting the professional relationship with my team members.”
“An unbelievable snob is described at the New York Times article at the link.”
“Yep, me, the nobody film snob is going to question the guru of comic books.”
“I still do not know who this elite snob is nor do his supporters for that matter – they are voting on skin color.”
“For you to refer to her as a drinker and a wine snob is not accurate.”
“Mr. Nicolson's "other" definition of the word snob is in the dictionaries.”
“The Donna Karan company got a lesson in French snob appeal, for example, when a blazer that executives thought would be a hot item fizzled because its label read "Made in Korea" -- a definite no-no in France.”
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