Firstly, the following definition is anything but accurate:

March 26, 2007 Urban Word of the Day

A witty mannerism, personality, or behavior that is a combination of sarcasm and cynicism. Usually accepted as a complimentary term. Snark is sometimes mistaken for a snotty or arrogant attitude.

Her snarky remarks had half the room on the floor laughing and the other half ready to walk out. "

This definition is ironically highly endemic of snarkiness. Only a snark would say that being a snark is a good thing at all.

In fact its quite obvious that someone who behaves in a snarky manner and views their own behavior self-righteously wrote this.

By definition "snarky" is derogatory.

It means to not give the "principle of charity" (google that) to things others say which you disagree with, and in fact specifically withhold it as much as is humanly possible. It means to make straw men out of everything said you disagree with, and then pompously ridiculing the strawman you've errected in place of what was actually said, but acting like it was the actual thing said when your dishonest tactics are addressed. It means, not only being sarcastic, but being self righteous, condescending, and pompous. It means not accurately seeing things, and instead having them skewed by your desires, your ego, etc.
The above refuted definition is actually a perfect example of being snarky.
by Slayer of Falsehoods December 13, 2012
"Snark" is a word invented by Lewis Carroll as the name of an elusive and stealthy monster and has nothing to do with sarcasm or behavioral traits. Writers in Britain's Victorian era often used the word "sarky" (not "sNarky") as a shortened version of "sarcastic." (Just as the name "Elspeth" is a short version of "Elizabeth.") Ergo, "snarky" should refer to something or someone who is elusive or stealthy.
“There’s no need to be sarky,” I said sulkily. "We're doing our best."

Lockheed Martin's latest experimental fighter is snarky because it utilizes the latest generation of stealth technology.
by wmcphd December 29, 2010
A combination of the words snotty and shark. Usually associated with a comment that is clever, sarcastic and always mean-spirited, often delivered with feigned innocence, and an UNintended tinge of hypocrisy.
SNARKY comments often produce an almost embarrassed laugh from the listener who thinks, "I shouldn't really laugh at what was just said, but it's so TRUE/APPROPRIATE!"
Snarky comments are most effective when spoken in a low voice as to be audible only to those nearby at solemn occassions, such as a funeral.
"HAA-ha!": Nelson from the Simpsons.
At a wedding: "Oh, how INTERESTING! She's actually wearing WHITE!"
At a church service: "Do you think membership would increase if they TOASTED those things?"
"I shouldn't really laugh at what was just said, but it's so TRUE and so SNARKY!"
by glazeonglass May 24, 2008
The ideal adjective for describing Severus Snape, of the Harry Potter series. There simply is no better way.
Snape's whole snarky attitude makes him the BEST!
by LammySees June 19, 2008
A word that is supposed to be searched on Google because Dane Cook told us too.
"He was so snarky with his fucking attitude. Yeah snarky, its a word, Google that shit. Google magic my friends."
Said by Dane Cook
by bluematthew97 December 12, 2008
Yet another ghastly Americanism. Created by certain members of the relatively small American educated class in an attempt to sound cleverer than they actually are.
snarky: The boring British pedant spat out his tea in disgust and wrote a (cynical and sarcastic) comment in protest.
by pauls32822 May 03, 2009
According to my 10th grade English teacher, snarky is something that is annoyingly interesting.
I was in shock when I heard Dane Cook use the word snarky...I thought that is was one my 10th grade English teacher made up along with all her other words...Just an FYI, 10th grade for me was 25 years ago.
by Dawn Wood February 01, 2008
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