Snotty
Snotty \Snot"ty\, a. Foul with snot; hence, mean; dirty. [1913 Webster] -- {Snot"ti*ly}, adv. -- {Snot"ti*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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  • snotty — 1560s, “full of snot,” from SNOT (Cf. snot) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Meaning impudent, curt, conceited is from 1870. Snotnose upstart is from 1941 …   Etymology dictionary

  • snotty — [adj] arrogant cheeky, cocky, conceited, fresh, haughty, high and mighty*, highfalutin’*, impertinent, know it all*, la de da*, pompous, pretentious, puffed up*, sassy, self important, smart alecky, smug, snippy*, snobby, snooty, stuck up*,… …   New thesaurus

  • snotty — ► ADJECTIVE (snottier, snottiest) informal 1) full of or covered with nasal mucus. 2) having a superior or conceited attitude. DERIVATIVES snottily adverb snottiness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • snotty — [snät′ē] adj. snottier, snottiest Slang 1. of, like, or dirtied with snot 2. a) offensive; contemptible b) impudent, insolent, etc. snottily adv. snottiness n …   English World dictionary

  • snotty — [[t]snɒ̱ti[/t]] 1) ADJ: ADJ n Something that is snotty produces or is covered in snot. [INFORMAL, RUDE] He suffered from a snotty nose, runny eyes and a slight cough. 2) ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe someone as snotty, you disapprove… …   English dictionary

  • snotty — AND snottie [“snadi] 1. mod. nasty with nasal mucus. (Usually objectionable.) □ Keep your snotty old handkerchief to yourself. □ Don’t leave your snotty tissues all over the house! 2. mod. bitchy; rude. (Usually objectionable.) □ What makes her… …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • snotty — UK [ˈsnɒtɪ] / US [ˈsnɑtɪ] adjective Word forms snotty : adjective snotty comparative snottier superlative snottiest 1) impolite covered in snot 2) informal, showing disapproval a snotty person thinks they are better or more important than other… …   English dictionary

  • snotty — snot|ty [ˈsnɔti US ˈsna:ti] adj informal 1.) someone who is snotty is rude and annoying, especially because they think that they are more important than other people used to show disapproval = ↑snooty ▪ some snotty little clerk 2.) wet and dirty… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • snotty — snot|ty [ snati ] adjective 1. ) IMPOLITE covered in SNOT: a snotty nose 2. ) INFORMAL a snotty person thinks they are better or more important than other people …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • snotty — adjective (snottier; est) Date: circa 1570 1. soiled with nasal mucus < a snotty nose > 2. annoyingly or spitefully unpleasant; especially snooty • snottily adverb • snottiness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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