Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Vulgar Dirtied with nasal mucus.
  • adj. Slang Vulgar Impertinent; arrogant.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Running or dirtied with snot.
  • adj. Ill-tempered, impertinent.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Foul with snot; hence, mean; dirty.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Foul with snot.
  • Mean; dirty; sneering; sarcastic.
  • n. In the British navy, a mid-shipman.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (used colloquially) overly conceited or arrogant
  • adj. dirty with nasal discharge

Etymologies

From snot +‎ -y. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I also apologise to Not_Ally for a certain snotty post appearing earlier hearin for which I was reprimanded with some justification.

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  • I was just joking around with Teddy and hadn't intended to offend anyone, so I pondered his statement, then informed the guy-whose name (I later learned) rhymes with "snotty" - that we were having a private conversation, but "thanks for the advice anyway."

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  • I think protraying him as arrogant and snotty is the wrong way, he’s actually much more interesting when he’s just being serious.

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  • It is an oilskinned and dripping seaman, and the officer of the watch, or his so-called snotty, as the case may be, wakes sufficiently to ask:

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  • Actress Haylie Duff, best known as the snotty, popular girl Summer Wheatly in "Napoleon Dynamite" and for her supporting role as Sandy Jameson on "7th Heaven," is tackling a new role as a 19th century doctor on the frontier prairie -- a time when female physicians were rare -- in Hallmark's "Love Takes Wing," based on the popular "Loves Comes Softly" Christian book series by Janette Oke.

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  • So last week, I brought up kugels and bagels and how maybe we Israelis should call our snotty people bissli and bamba.

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  • It seems fundamentally kind of snotty and childish.

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  • I always carry some "snotty" dry flies like the royal coachman just for fun too.

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  • People here are usually pretty nice, but these non-Auburn fans are getting kind of snotty today.

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  • And I think it ` s kind of snotty for her to say it is none of our business.

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  • Naval slang for a midshipman, allegedly from the habit of wiping their noses on their sleeves - it is said that the three brass buttons on their jackets are there to prevent them doing this.

    June 22, 2008