A combination of the words snotty
. 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.