Definition of snob noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//snɒb//
    ; NAmE NAmE//snɑːb//
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  1. 1a person who admires people in the higher social classes too much and has no respect for people in the lower social classes She's such a snob!
  2. 2a person who thinks they are much better than other people because they are intelligent or like things that many people do not like an intellectual snob a food/wine, etc. snob There is a snob value in driving the latest model.
  3. Word Originlate 18th cent. (originally dialect in the sense ‘cobbler’): of unknown origin; early senses conveyed a notion of “lower status or rank”, later denoting a person trying to imitate those of higher social standing or wealth. Folk etymology connects the word with Latin sine nobilitate ‘without nobility’ but the first recorded sense has no connection with this.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: snob