As Schnösel (in the 19th century probably for the word range snot , schnäuzen is in terms of "brat" formed) colloquially a (young) arrogant man, a stupid naughty boy called. This type is described as conceited and vain , but at the same time satiated and indifferent. There is a conceptual relationship to the snob , who emphasizes his status and luxury consumption more than the snob , as well as to the fashion fanatic or dandy who are focused on lifestyle and fashion .
Historically, snob types can often be found in comedies , operettas or pranks . In German film z. B. the young Heinz Rühmann represented many snobbies, u. a. in The Three from the Gas Station , The Detours of the Beautiful Karl , Quax, the Bruchpilot and Die Feuerzangenbowle , although these snobbies always undergo a refinement and character improvement in the course of the film's plot.
- Snob. In: Jacob Grimm , Wilhelm Grimm (Hrsg.): German dictionary . tape 15 : Schiefeln – Soul - (IX). S. Hirzel, Leipzig 1899 ( woerterbuchnetz.de ).