Share this entry

Share this page

snarky

Syllabification: snark·y
Pronunciation: /ˈsnärkē
 
/

Definition of snarky in English:

adjective (snarkier, snarkiest)

informal , chiefly North American
1(Of a person, words, or a mood) sharply critical; cutting; snide: the kid who makes snarky remarks in class
More example sentences
  • 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.
1.1Cranky; irritable: Bobby’s always a bit snarky before his nap
More example sentences
  • Oh, there are stoic Russians, cranky hitmen, brain-dead cops, snarky FBI guys and, yes, as you remember from the trailer, goats.
  • But then, they're not snarky freelancers like I am.
  • Maybe there is something about small dog we are missing - some snarky, angry side - because all we saw was something so tiny Alex could hold him in one of his palms and literally sneeze him across the room.

Definition of snarky in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day Sprachgefühl
Pronunciation: ˈSHpräkɡəˌf(y)o͞ol
noun
intuitive understanding of a language’s natural idiom…