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snide

[ snahyd ]
/ snaɪd /
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adjective, snid·er, snid·est.
derogatory in a nasty, insinuating manner: snide remarks about his boss.
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Origin of snide

First recorded in 1860–65; origin uncertain

OTHER WORDS FROM snide

snidely, adverbsnideness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for snide (1 of 2)

snide1
/ (snaɪd) /

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

Derived forms of snide

snidely, adverbsnideness, noun

Word Origin for snide

C19: of unknown origin

British Dictionary definitions for snide (2 of 2)

snide2
/ (snaɪd) /

verb (tr; usually passive and foll by with)
Northern English dialect to fill or load
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