snark; 1906, as “irritable”, from 1866 snark (“to snort”), by (onomatopoeia). Compare Low German snarken, North Frisian snarke, Swedish snarka.
Snarky (comparative snarkier, superlative snarkiest)
- (informal) Snide and sarcastic; usually out of irritation; often humourously.
- ^ “Snarky” in the Online Etymology Dictionary, Douglas Harper, 2001