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toffee-nosed

This page is about the slang term 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 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

a. the opera

b. a toffee factory

c. a football match

Slang of the Day

Contributor: Matt Errey