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toffee-nosed British English

Meaning: snobbish, pretentiously superior towards people of lower social class or income

For example:

  • Just ignore him. He's a toffee-nosed prat.

  • Those fashion shows are full of toffee-nosed snobs showing off their gaudy trinkets and baubles.

Variety: This slang is typically used in British English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz:

We saw lots of toffee-nosed gits when we went to
  1. the opera
  2. a toffee factory
  3. a football match

Discuss: toffee-nosed

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