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English definition of “toffee-nosed”

toffee-nosed

adjective   /ˈtɒf.i.nəʊzd/ US  /ˈtɑː.fi.noʊzd/ UK informal disapproving
People who are toffee-nosed consider themselves to be better than other people, especially than people of a lower social class: He's a toffee-nosed git - take no notice of him!Showing arrogance and conceitConfidence and self-assuranceBoasting
(Definition of toffee-nosed adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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