snide

[ snahyd ]
/ snaɪd /
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adjective, snid·er, snid·est.

derogatory in a nasty, insinuating manner: snide remarks about his boss.

Origin of snide

First recorded in 1860–65; origin uncertain

Related forms

snide·ly, adverbsnide·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for snidely (1 of 2)

snide

1
/ (snaɪd) /

adjective

Also: snidey (ˈsnaɪdɪ) (of a remark, etc) maliciously derogatory; supercilious
counterfeit; sham

noun

slang sham jewellery

Derived Forms

snidely, adverbsnideness, noun

Word Origin for snide

C19: of unknown origin

British Dictionary definitions for snidely (2 of 2)

snide

2
/ (snaɪd) /

verb (tr; usually passive and foll by with)

Northern English dialect to fill or load

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