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snobnoun [C]

uk   /snɒb/  us   /snɑːb/ disapproving
C2 a ​person who ​respects and ​likes only ​people who are of a high ​socialclass, and/or a ​person who has ​extremely high ​standards who is not ​satisfied by the things that ​ordinarypeople like: He's a ​terrible snob - if you haven't been to the ​rightschool he ​probably won't ​evenspeak to you. I'm a ​bit of a ​wine snob/a snob where ​wine is ​concerned.
(Definition of snob from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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snobnoun [C]

 us   /snɑb/
a ​person who ​judges the ​importance of ​peoplemainly by ​theirsocialposition or ​wealth, and who ​believessocialposition or ​wealth makes one ​personbetter than ​others A snob can also be a ​person who gives a very high ​value to any ​quality which that ​personbelieves makes him or her ​better than other ​people: intellectual snobs
snobbery
noun [U]  us   /ˈsnɑb·ə·ri/ (also snobbishness,  /ˈsnɑb·ɪʃ·nəs/ )
snobbish
adjective  us   /ˈsnɑb·ɪʃ/ (also snobby,  /ˈsnɑb·i/ )
a snobbish ​remark
(Definition of snob from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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