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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /snaɪd/
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  • Rhymes: -aɪd

AdjectiveEdit

snide (comparative snider, superlative snidest)

  1. Disparaging or derisive in an insinuative way.
    Don't make snide remarks to me.
    • 2010, Rooney Mara as Erica Albright, The Social Network, written by Aaron Sorkin:
      You write your snide bullshit from a dark room because that's what the angry do nowadays. I was nice to you, don't torture me for it.
  2. 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 (countable and uncountable, plural snides)

  1. (countable) An underhanded, tricky person given to sharp practise; a sharper; a cheat.
  2. (uncountable) counterfeit money

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