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 — 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

  • snarky — adjective Snide and sarcastic; usually out of irritation; often humourously …   Wiktionary

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