Origin of snark1
Definition for snark (2 of 2)
verb (used without object)
Origin of snark2
Examples from the Web for snark
But critiques and snark have no place, watching re-runs late at night.Thank You for Being a Friend: Why TV Re-runs Never Grow Old|Tim Teeman|May 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Jimmy Fallon's uncontainable glee is a welcome respite from late night's usual smarm and snark, but that's Fallon's thing.Seth Meyers Gets Off to a Rocky Start on 'Late Night'|Kevin Fallon|February 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For such searing, challenging dreams, we have only snark or smarm.
That should knock the snark out of the precocious six-year old who wonders exactly how Santa knows all.
Joseph's snark was not confined to his Obama administration colleagues.Exclusive: White House Official Fired for Tweeting Under Fake Name|Josh Rogin|October 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Snark would not run the risk of publicly smirching himself—for who would believe his protestations of innocency?Garrison's Finish|W. B. M. Ferguson
Of course, if the Snark were sailing due west at six knots per hour, for the intervening four hours her latitude would not change.
At every roll the Snark shook overboard a bunch or so of bananas and cocoanuts, or a basket of limes.
Now people are coming aboard to look at the Snark, and she will soon be sold.Through the South Seas with Jack London|Martin Johnson
We were now to windward of the Snark, and the squall was howling.
Word Origin and History for snark
imaginary animal, coined 1876 by Lewis Carroll in "The Hunting of the Snark." In 1950s, name of a type of U.S. cruise missile and in 1980s of a type of sailboat. Meaning "caustic, opinionated, critical rhetoric" is from c.2002 (see snarky) and not directly related, if at all.