toffee-nosed
adjective Date: circa 1925 chiefly British conceited, snobbish

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  • toffee-nosed — toffee .nosed adj BrE informal a toffee nosed person thinks that they are better than other people because of their social position used to show disapproval …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • toffee-nosed — ► ADJECTIVE informal, chiefly Brit. ▪ pretentiously superior; snobbish …   English terms dictionary

  • toffee-nosed — /taw fee nohzd , tof ee /, adj. Brit. Slang. stuck up; conceited; pretentious: a toffee nosed butler; a toffee nosed shop. [1920 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • toffee-nosed — British & Australian, informal toffee nosed people think that they are better than other people, especially people of a lower social class. She s much nicer than that toffee nosed sister of hers …   New idioms dictionary

  • toffee-nosed — adjective BrE informal a toffee nosed person thinks that they are better than other people because of their social position: He s a toffee nosed little creep! …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • toffee-nosed — adjective snobbish; pretentiously superior • Similar to: ↑private • Regions: ↑United Kingdom, ↑UK, ↑U.K., ↑Britain, ↑United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, ↑Great Br …   Useful english dictionary

  • toffee-nosed — ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you say that someone is toffee nosed, you disapprove of them because they have a high opinion of themselves and a low opinion of other people. [BRIT, INFORMAL] …   English dictionary

  • toffee-nosed — adjective Brit. informal pretentiously superior; snobbish. Derivatives toffee nose noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • toffee-nosed — tof|fee nosed [ tafi,nouzd ] adjective BRITISH INFORMAL behaving as if you are more important than other people, especially because you come from a higher social class …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • toffee-nosed — tof′fee nosed adj. brit. brit. sl. conceited • Etymology: 1920–25 …   From formal English to slang

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