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snob

 
 
pronunciation:
snab
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: someone who admires and emulates those of a high social or intellectual class and acts or feels superior to anyone of a lower standing.
She's become a snob since becoming successful and has little time for her old friends.
definition 2: someone who is sure of or conceited about his or her superiority in a field of knowledge.
I never bring a bottle of wine to a party at his house because he's such a wine snob.
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derivations: snobbish (adj.), snobbishly (adv.)