Definition of snarky in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsnɑːki/

adjective (snarkier, snarkiest)

informal, chiefly North American
Snide and sharply critical: snarky remarks
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  • How much can one miss the Great Eye Roll, the snarky remarks, the sarcasm, the feeling that no matter what you do, you'll just never please your child?
  • You two were throwing snarky remarks at each other as though you were both fighting for the same guy.
  • But she ignored me… either that, or gave some snarky remark.


Early 20th century: from dialect snark 'snore, snort', 'find fault' ( see snark2).

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