adjective \ˈsnīd\

: unkind or insulting in an indirect way

Full Definition of SNIDE

a :  false, counterfeit
b :  practicing deception :  dishonest <a snide merchant>
:  unworthy of esteem :  low <a snide trick>
:  slyly disparaging :  insinuating <snide remarks>
snide·ly adverb
snide·ness noun

Examples of SNIDE

  1. <a snide trick to get the old woman to sell her antiques for practically nothing>
  2. <some small-time crook who was selling snide gems to gullible tourists>

Origin of SNIDE

origin unknown
First Known Use: circa 1859


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