There are 2 definitions of snark in English:

snark1

Syllabification: snark
Pronunciation: /snärk
 
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noun

  • An imaginary animal (used to refer to someone or something that is difficult to track down).
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    • Twelve years ago, the search for a great leg-spinner was Australian cricket's version of Lewis Carroll's hunting of the snark.
    • They're so fixated on the hunting of the snark that they're prepared to flame everybody to a crisp.
    • Unlike the snark, which never actually appears, the capercaillie does exist; but the huge birds are rarely seen, and have attained near-legendary status amongst the hunting fraternity.

Origin

1876: nonsense word coined by Lewis Carroll in The Hunting of the Snark.

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Pronunciation: ˈtôrtē
noun
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There are 2 definitions of snark in English:

snark2

Syllabification: snark
Pronunciation: /snärk
 
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informal , chiefly North American

verb

[no object]
  • Make snide and sharply critical comments: they even snark about her family background
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    • Meanwhile, the only thing I like about watching the show is snarking about the contestants.
    • I've got a legitimate reason for snarking like that.
    • But I'm really just snarking pre-emptively, because the next bit is the worst.

noun

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  • Snide and sharply critical comments: a worthwhile blog cannot live on snark alone
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    • But to automatically cry "oh, get a sense of humor" when someone points out disrespect, snark, or nastiness is disingenuous and fundamentally unkind.
    • Ok, that didn't take long to devolve into totally pointless snark.
    • Aside from snark, I find it very heartening, actually.

Origin

mid 19th century: originally in the dialect senses 'snore, snort', 'find fault'.

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Word of the day tortie
Pronunciation: ˈtôrtē
noun
a tortoiseshell cat