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EtymologyEdit

snark +‎ -y; 1906, as “irritable”, from 1866 snark(to snort), by onomatopoeia. Compare Low German snarken, North Frisian snarke, Swedish snarka.[1]

AdjectiveEdit

snarky (comparative snarkier, superlative snarkiest)

  1. (informal) Snide and sarcastic; usually out of irritation, often humorously.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ snarky”, in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–.