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snob

noun [C]  /snɑb/ us  
a person who judges the importance of people mainly by their social position or wealth, and who believes social position or wealth makes one person better than others A snob can also be a person who gives a very high value to any quality which that person believes makes him or her better than other people: intellectual snobs
snobbery
noun [U]  /ˈsnɑb·ə·ri/ (also snobbishness,  /ˈsnɑb·ɪʃ·nəs/) us  
snobbish
adjective  /ˈsnɑb·ɪʃ/ (also snobby,  /ˈsnɑb·i/) us  
a snobbish remark
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