snarky
adjective Etymology: dialect snark to annoy, perhaps alteration of nark to irritate Date: 1906 1. crotchety, snappish 2. sarcastic, impertinent, or irreverent in tone or manner <
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snarkily adverb

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  • snarky — (adj.) irritable, short tempered, 1906, from snark (v.) to snort (1866), from an imitative source akin to Low Ger. snarken, N.Fris. snarke, Swed. snarka …   Etymology dictionary

  • snarky — [snär′kē] adj. Informal touchy, short tempered, irritable, etc …   English World dictionary

  • snarky — 1. (snarky) (11272↑, 2112↓) A word that should be googled to find the definition as per direction from Dane Cook. It means short tempered or irritable. He was being very snarky with me. Yeah, snarky. Its a word, google it. Dane Cook Author: Wayne …   Urban English dictionary

  • snarky — When the word bitchy is too negative, use snarky. Peter said we couldn t go to the movies without giving any explanation as to why not. We all agreed that he was just being snarky, so we went without him …   Dictionary of american slang

  • snarky — When the word bitchy is too negative, use snarky. Peter said we couldn t go to the movies without giving any explanation as to why not. We all agreed that he was just being snarky, so we went without him …   Dictionary of american slang

  • snarky — UK [snɑː(r)kɪ] / US [snɑrkɪ] adjective Word forms snarky : adjective snarky comparative snarkier superlative snarkiest American informal said in a way that is intended to make someone feel stupid or bad …   English dictionary

  • snarky — ˈsnärkē, ˈsnȧk , ki adjective ( er/ est) Etymology: snark to find fault with (perhaps alteration of nark (III)) + y (I) 1. chiefly Britain : crotchety …   Useful english dictionary

  • snarky — adj. Snarky is used with these nouns: ↑comment …   Collocations dictionary

  • snarky — adj Irritable, short tempered. Don t be so snarky; I only asked a question. 1900s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • snarky — /snahr kee/, adj., snarkier, snarkiest. Chiefly Brit. Slang. testy or irritable; short. [1910 15; dial. snark to nag, find fault with (appar. identical with snark, snork to snort, snore, prob. < D, LG snorken to snore) + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

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