a refusal to socially acknowledge an acquaintance

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The famous occasion when Beau Brummell cut the Prince Regent by pretending not to know him.[1]

A snub, cut or slight is a refusal to recognise an acquaintance by ignoring them, avoiding them or pretending not to know them. For example, a failure to greet someone may be considered a snub.[2]

See also


  1. ^ Grace and Philip Wharton, illustration by James Godwin. (1861), The Wits and Beaux of Society, pp. 394–397
  2. ^ Peter McHugh (1974), "Snubs", On the beginning of social inquiry, Routledge, pp. 77–136, ISBN 978-0-7100-7765-3

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