A scoffing snort; to snort in scorn. Often occurs as a reaction to an uninformed suggestion or action.
Can be used in a condescending tone, to counter an overstated compliment or, if accompanied by a smile, as an expression of dork-endearment.
Sometimes comes out in the form of a "pfff
!" or similar exclamation.
Not to be confused with a snorting laugh (snork
He snoffed at his proud mother's statement that any girl in the world could be his girlfriend.
The snobby veteran snoffed at the ignorant techniques of the young rookie.