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adj. snark·i·er, snark·i·est Slang
1. Rudely sarcastic or disrespectful; snide.
2. Irritable or short-tempered; irascible.

[From dialectal snark, to nag, from snark, snork, to snore, snort, from Dutch and Low German snorken, of imitative origin.]

snark′i·ly adv.


adj, snarkier or snarkiest
informal unpleasant and scornful
[C20: from sarcastic + nasty]


(ˈsnɑr ki)

adj. snark•i•er, snark•i•est. Chiefly Brit. Slang.
testy or irritable; short.
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