[ snahr-kee ]
/ ˈsnɑr ki /
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adjective, snark·i·er, snark·i·est.
testy or irritable; short.
having a rudely critical tone or manner: snarky humor.
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OTHER WORDS FROM snarkysnark·i·ness, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for snarky
Too bad — really, too bad, not snarky “too bad” — that these Dodgers will not get to show whether they could have matched full-season feats with such teams.No asterisk required: These Dodgers were historically great — and legitimate champions|Thomas M. Boswell|October 29, 2020|Washington Post
British Dictionary definitions for snarky
/ (ˈsnɒːkɪ) /
adjective snarkier or snarkiest
informal unpleasant and scornful
Word Origin for snarky
C20: from sarcastic + nasty
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