adjective, snid·er, snid·est.
Origin of snide
Examples from the Web for snider
“I would really love to meet him again all these years later,” Snider said.Joy Behar, Eliot Spitzer & More on Current’s ‘Comics With Benefits’|Lloyd Grove|December 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
To his credit, Snider was initially as defiant as his song encourages its listeners to be.The Long, Strange U-Turn of Twisted Sister’s ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’|Kevin Fallon|August 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Six Snider rifles and two ponies were captured by the dacoits.The Pacification of Burma|Sir Charles Haukes Todd Crosthwaite
It is noteworthy that they had many kinds of breechloaders—Martini, Snider, and Mitford's patterns being all represented.History of the Zulu War|A. Wilmot
Nearly all carry old Snider rifles, always loaded and cocked.Two Years with the Natives in the Western Pacific|Felix Speiser
In various places the author refers to snider; this is probably a reference to the Snider-Enfield rifle.The Solomon Islands and Their Natives|H. B. (Henry Brougham) Guppy
The strength of the enemy was computed at from 400 to 500 men, and they were armed with Martini-Henry and Snider rifles.The Relief of Chitral|George John Younghusband
British Dictionary definitions for snider (1 of 2)
Word Origin for snide
British Dictionary definitions for snider (2 of 2)
verb (tr; usually passive and foll by with)
Word Origin and History for snider
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.