adjective, snark·i·er, snark·i·est.
Examples from the Web for snarky
“Some of those people who were snarky about it might have wanted to be part of it,” she says.The Cast of ‘Peter Pan Live!’ Knows You Hatewatched ‘The Sound of Music’|Kevin Fallon|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And then you'd whip out your iPhone and pull up that snarky tweet your friend wrote linking to the E!Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Martin Consciously Couple|Kevin Fallon|August 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The opening monologue was packed with witty—and in some cases, snarky—jokes.Surprise! Ellen DeGeneres is the Best Oscars Host in a Decade|Marlow Stern|March 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And thanks to camera phones and Twitter, the media megaphone and its ability to be snarky is at an all-time high.
I could always call on Alex for a quote that would be clever but honest and sharp but not snarky.
I say, Luke leant forward confidentially across the rickety green tin table, you know how snarky Pater was about him?Twos and Threes|G. B. Stern
British Dictionary definitions for snarky
adjective snarkier or snarkiest
Word Origin for snarky
Word Origin and History for snarky
"irritable, short-tempered," 1906, from snark (v.) "to find fault with, nag" (1882), literally "to snort" (1866), from an imitative source akin to Low German snarken, North Frisian snarke, Swedish snarka; and cf. snarl (v.2), sneer (v.). Related: Snarkily; snarkiness.