snide

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably from a dialectal variant of snithe (sharp, cutting)[1]. More at snithe.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

snide (comparative snider, superlative snidest)

  1. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) Sharp.
  2. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) Characterised by low cunning and sharp practise.
  3. Disparaging or derisive in an insinuative way.
    Don't make snide remarks to me.
  4. Tricky; deceptive; false; spurious; contemptible.
    He was a snide lawyer.
    I received a shipment of snide goods.

TranslationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Whitney, The Century dictionary and cyclopedia, snide

NounEdit

snide (plural snides)

  1. An underhanded, tricky person given to sharp practise; a sharper; a beat.

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Last modified on 30 March 2014, at 02:09