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snobnoun [C]

 us   /snɑb/
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]  us   /ˈsnɑb·ə·ri/ (also snobbishness,  /ˈsnɑb·ɪʃ·nəs/ )
snobbish
adjective  us   /ˈsnɑb·ɪʃ/ (also snobby,  /ˈsnɑb·i/ )
a snobbish remark
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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 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 terrible snob - if you haven't been to the right school he probably won't even speak to you. I'm a bit of a wine snob/a snob where wine is concerned.
(Definition of snob from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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