One has to think about what one is really saying when one snidely dismisses women who are interested in fashion.
"Tell us when you plan to visit us next time," one of the guards said snidely.
Haley: Your detractors in the Negro community often refer to you snidely as “De Lawd” and “Booker T. King.”
Actually, probably with the silent-film baddies on whom Whiplash was based; by the way, what a great name, snidely Whiplash!
1859, thieves' slang, "counterfeit, sham, bad, spurious," of unknown origin. Of persons, "cunning, sharp," from 1883. Sense of "sneering" is first attested 1933, perhaps via sense of "hypocrisy, malicious gossip" (1902). Related: Sneeringly.
Contemptible; mean; nasty, esp in an insinuating way • Now used nearly exclusively in reference to remarks and persons who make them: A woman gets nothing but snide remarks about her driving skills
[1859+; origin unknown]