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"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
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Solarpunk is a literary movement, a hashtag, a flag, and a statement of intent about the future we hope to create.
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A word that should be googled to find the definition as per direction from Dane Cook. It means short tempered or irritable.
"He was being very snarky with me. Yeah, snarky. Its a word, google it." -Dane Cook
by Wayne Dizzle September 17, 2006
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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.
by A Gianotto (snipe) October 09, 2002
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Adjective - Any language that contains quips or comments containing sarcastic or satirical witticisms intended as blunt irony. Usually delivered in a manner that is somewhat abrupt and out of context and intended to stun and amuse. Origin: Snark="snide remark".
Evelyn always called attention to the proverbial pink elephant in the room with her snarky comments.
by Greg February 27, 2005
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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
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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
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