adjective, snid·er, snid·est.
Origin of snide
Examples from the Web for snidely
Actually, probably with the silent-film baddies on whom Whiplash was based; by the way, what a great name, Snidely Whiplash!
"Tell us when you plan to visit us next time," one of the guards said snidely.
One has to think about what one is really saying when one snidely dismisses women who are interested in fashion.
Word Origin for snide
verb (tr; usually passive and foll by with)
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.