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Firstly, the following definition is anything but accurate:
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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
 
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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
 
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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
 
31.
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
 
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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
 
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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
 
34.
Mack's general demeanor; curmudgeonly
Quit being so snarky!
by Aubrie March 12, 2007
 
35.
A nick name that means elegance.
"Al Capone referred to himself as Snarky, which meant elegance" - The History Channel
by GTonic February 14, 2009