Being wittily sarcastic with a hint of being an ass-hole.
Usage: I can always count on Joel McHale and the Soup for hilarious, snarky commentary on all things pop culture.
by w0rdsm1th July 18, 2009
snark¡¤y -- Pronunciation snahr-kee
adjective, snark¡¤i¡¤er, snark¡¤i¡¤est.

Chiefly British Slang. Testy or irritable; irascible.
Sarcastic or disrespectful; snide.
Sarcastic humor.
"He was being very snarky with me. Yeah, snarky. Its a word. Google it." - Dane Cook

Also a girl on Myspace and OkCupid defines herself as being snarky and she is actually pretty funny in a sarcastic way so its fitting of her too.
by steviegreen March 06, 2007
The act of being sarcastic, bitchy, dissrespectful, irritable, or short-tempered
Colleen is one snarky bitch
by Seamus D. September 05, 2007
"Snarky" is used to describe speech with a specific emotional tone, typically a form of sarcasm informed by cheekiness and a mild, playful irreverence or impudence. When the dominant intent of the communication is to express or convey direct or judgmental rudeness, the sense of mild cheekiness is lost and the overall communication crosses the line to become "snide."
The young music reviewer's snarky comments about the aging rock star's choice in clothing ultimately cost her an interview with the star months later.
by Momoinator September 23, 2009
witty, also being sarcastic and cynical. The definition of Shim Changmin from DBSK
Changmin's smirk was so snarky...
by boojae21 May 11, 2008
Witty in a sarcastic, kind of in-your-face way. Yet still meant as a playful joke to prove an obvious point.
Jonathan Clements is really snarky. If he has to explain something, he'll type it into Google and press the Staples "Easy" button.
by DebateQueen November 12, 2012
A euphemism for "mean" and / or "scathingly sarcastic" that purports to render innocuous and socially acceptable what are in reality very rude and inconsiderate comments.
When I told Sandy that her face was garbage, I wasn't actually being mean and bitingly sarcastic, I was being *snarky,* so it's totally okay.
by myomyq November 23, 2010

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