Snob Snob, n. [Icel. sn[=a]pr 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. [1913 Webster]

Essentially vulgar, a snob. -- a gilded snob, but none the less a snob. --R. G. White. [1913 Webster]

2. (Eng. Univ.) A townsman. [Canf] [1913 Webster]

3. A journeyman shoemaker. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell. [1913 Webster]

4. A workman who accepts lower than the usual wages, or who refuses to strike when his fellows do; a rat; a knobstick. [1913 Webster]

Those who work for lower wages during a strike are called snobs, the men who stand out being ``nobs'' --De Quincey. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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