Snob

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.
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Essentially vulgar, a snob. -- a gilded snob, but none the less a snob.
R. G. White.
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2. (Eng. Univ.) A townsman. [Canf]
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3. A journeyman shoemaker. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.
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4. A workman who accepts lower than the usual wages, or who refuses to strike when his fellows do; a rat; a knobstick.
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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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