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snob

noun [C] uk   /snɒb/ us    /snɑːb/ disapproving
C2 a person who respects and likes only people who are of a high social class, and/or a person who has extremely high standards who is not satisfied by the things that ordinary people like: He's a frightful snob - if you haven't been to the right school he probably won't even speak to you. I'm afraid I'm a bit of a wine snob/a snob where wine is concerned.
Translations of “snob”
in Korean 고상한 체하는…
in Arabic مُتَعالٍ…
in French snob…
in Turkish züppe kişi, kendini beğenmiş/burnu havada kimse…
in Italian snob…
in Chinese (Traditional) 勢利小人,勢利眼, 愛虛榮的人…
in Russian сноб…
in Polish snob…
in Spanish esnob…
in Portuguese esnobe, pretensioso, -a…
in German der Snob…
in Catalan esnob, cregut, -uda…
in Japanese お高くとまった人, 紳士気取りの人…
in Chinese (Simplified) 势利小人,势利眼, 爱虚荣的人…
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