inverted snob

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inverted snob

n
a person who scorns the conventions or attitudes of his own class or social group by attempting to identify with people of a supposedly lower class
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Chi Onwurah> He said: "e planning system is ultimately not a means for the nanny state to regulate the type of food that people eat, nor is it there to pursue some form of inverted snobbery against Big Macs.
He said: "The planning system is ultimately not a means for the nanny state to regulate the type of food that people eat, nor is it there to pursue some form of inverted snobbery against Big Macs.
What hit home straightaway, though, was that although the Mill is a proper, traditional, old-fashioned pub with what appears to be a vast amount of regulars, there's no inverted snobbery here.
When the rest of us look down on the upper class, it's called inverted snobbery.
Mr Prest demonstrates a preoccupation with inverted snobbery that has bedeviled our country when he endeavors to segregate any and all into his definition of a class system.
Throughout my 40-plus years in optics our progress was always being hampered by an outmoded, inverted snobbery.
out the ren spill "I think there can be inverted snobbery at schoolgate with some saying things like, 'I don't how you get the time that - I'm too busy with children'.
As a piece of inverted snobbery this takes the biscuit from champagne socialist Fulford.
But by playing the class card so often, Miliband drags the whole political debate down into a sticky morass of inverted snobbery, and risks hoisting himself on his own shimmering petard.
Today surgeons often still use the title Mr as a mild form of inverted snobbery.
If you add a recession, a bit of complacency and the kind of national inverted snobbery that other world manufacturing cities such as Milan, Berlin, Barcelona, Chicago, Shanghai, Houston, Singapore and Osaka simply do not face (their populations also speak with distinct accents), you end where we are now.