Snob(?), n. [Icel. snpr a dolt, impostor, charlatan. Cf. Snub.] 1. A vulgar person who affects to be better, richer, or more fashionable, than he really is; a vulgar upstart; one who apes his superiors. Thackeray.
Essentially vulgar, a snob. -- a gilded snob, but none the less a snob.R. G. White.
(Eng. Univ.) A townsman.
3. A journeyman shoemaker.
4. A workman who accepts lower than the usual wages, or who refuses to strike when his fellows do; a rat; a knobstick.
Those who work for lower wages during a strike are called snobs, the men who stand out being "nobs"De Quincey.
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