Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Snobby'
adj : befitting or characteristic of those who inclined to social
exclusiveness and who rebuff the advances of people
considered inferior [syn: clannish, cliquish, clubby,
- Snobby \Snob"by\ (sn[o^]b"b[y^]), a.
Snobbish. [R.] --E. B. Ramsay.
Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Snobby'
A snob is someone who adopts the worldview of snobbery — 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, taste, beauty, et cetera. Often, the 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, and a common snobbery of the physically attractive is that beauty is paramount.
Snobbery existed even in mediaeval feudal aristocratic Europe, when the clothing, manners, language and tastes of every class were strictly codified by customs or law. Chaucer, a poet moving in the court circles, noted the provincial French spoken by the Prioress among the Canterbury pilgrims:[See more about Snobby at Dictionary 3.0 Encyclopedia]