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1. Literally, full of or covered in nasal mucous. She was so sick that she just spent the whole day in bed surrounded by snotty tissues. A: "You should stay home if you're not feeling well." B: "I'm fine. It's just a snotty nose and a sore throat."
2. Impertinent, contemptible, or rudely disagreeable. What a snotty waiter! Well, I won't be leaving a tip for him, that's for sure. Hey, I just asked if I could borrow your phone. There's no need to be so snotty with me!
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snottyand snottie (ˈsnɑdi)
1. mod. nasty with nasal mucus. (Usually objectionable.) Don’t leave your snotty tissues all over the house!
2. mod. bitchy; rude. (Usually objectionable.) Now, there’s no reason to get snottie with me.
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