toffee-nosed


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toffee-nosed

adj
slang chiefly Brit pretentious or supercilious; used esp of snobbish people
[C20: perhaps coined as a pun on toffy stylish, grand: see toff]
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tof′fee-nosed`



adj.
Brit. Slang. conceited.
[1920–25]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.toffee-nosed - snobbishtoffee-nosed - snobbish; pretentiously superior  
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
private - confined to particular persons or groups or providing privacy; "a private place"; "private discussions"; "private lessons"; "a private club"; "a private secretary"; "private property"; "the former President is now a private citizen"; "public figures struggle to maintain a private life"
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Translations

toffee-nosed

[ˈtɒfɪˈnəʊzd] ADJpresumido, engreído
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toffee-nosed

[ˈtɒfɪˌnəʊzd] adj (Brit) (fam, pej) → con la puzza sotto il naso
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The raffle was supported by several Wolverhampton businesses including Wolves Football Club, WV Living, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, Village Hotel and Spa, Wolverhampton BID, Toffee-Nosed Cake Company, Tony's Delicatessen, Hilton Main Construction Limited, Leadec Industrial Services, and many more.
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When one of the women said they weren't laughing at her the defendant shouted insults and accused them of being "toffee-nosed snobs."
It appears to me that the male members who voted against must be toffee-nosed fuddyduddies who are still living in the days of Queen Victoria.
Mr Cameron was swiftly criticised on Twitter with users calling him "arrogant" and "toffee-nosed".
In the past, at least English (British) actors, however toffee-nosed or posh speaking, could be understood.
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Howell's, 'same exams, same noses' ALLEGATIONS by a Cardiff city councillor that the girls of Howell's School, Llandaff, Cardiff, were "toffee-nosed" were challenged by the school's headmistress, Miss Margaret Lewis.
Dressing up as an Edwardian gentleman at university to join the toffee-nosed Bullingdon Club was freaky.
The only reason for amending the fox hunting ban is to give pleasure to a bunch of ruddyfaced toffee-nosed twits.
All this programme has done is to show the toffee-nosed groups what the average hard-working people have to put up with in their everyday lives.
Is that expensive enough to make him 'toffee-nosed'?