adjective, snid·er, snid·est.
Origin of snide
Examples from the Web for snide
In the following issue, The Group was the subject of a snide, imperious review by Norman Mailer.American Dreams, 1963: ‘The Group’ by Mary McCarthy|Nathaniel Rich|July 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
For all the snide comments from the right, the word is getting passed on.Republicans Laugh, But Women Relate to 'The Life of Julia'|Judith Grey|May 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
For his part, Newt Gingrich has clearly been honing his persona as condescending, arch, snide Big Thinker.Rick Perry Unleashes His Inner Cowboy in Fox News Debate|Michelle Cottle|January 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But Michael Medved says this approach amounts to snide religion-bashing.
I think you can be in disagreement with a president you support without being disrespectful or nasty or snide.
The "snide" recognized at once that the two young fellows were "on to him," as the saying goes.
The "snide" was actually caught with his ear to the keyhole, so suddenly had the door opened.
He did not know what the hand was he was pitted against, but he had been let in to gamblers' tricks, that is, "snide" gamblers.A Desperate Chance|Old Sleuth (Harlan P. Halsey)
Some of the sporting papers talked of this as a snide affair, and refused to give either of the men credit for the battle.
Some newscast would be sure to get hold of the story and there'd be snide accusations.Tinker's Dam|Joseph Tinker
British Dictionary definitions for snide (1 of 2)
Word Origin for snide
British Dictionary definitions for snide (2 of 2)
verb (tr; usually passive and foll by with)
Word Origin and History for snide
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.