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Definition of snark

: an attitude or expression of mocking irreverence and sarcasm … no human endeavor is beyond snark these days, so lots of people enjoy hijacking a corporation's marketing hashtag to mock the company …— Paul McFedries

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Genuine, unwavering affection, unsullied by snark, unblemished by anger. Heidi Stevens,, "Why Melissa McCarthy's 'Life of the Party' could spark a quiet revolution," 24 May 2018 Carrell’s Bezos snarks, at one point walking in front of an image of Super Mario Bros.’s Toad — a reference to what Stormy Daniels said earlier this year about Trump’s genitalia. Alex Abad-santos, Vox, "SNL explains Jeff Bezos and Amazon’s HQ2 strategy: trolling President Trump," 18 Nov. 2018 There’s a ton of colorful fashion—and equally colorful laugh-out-loud off-the-cuff snark from Awkwafina and Santos. Andrea Cheng, Glamour, "The Best Part of the Crazy Rich Asians Fashion Is the Revival of the Getting-Dressed Montage," 17 Aug. 2018 Twitter is a medium that rewards us for snark, for sick burns, for edgy jokes and cruel comments that deepen the grooves of our group. Ezra Klein, Vox, "The problem with Twitter, as shown by the Sarah Jeong fracas," 8 Aug. 2018 While there aren't any details about the actual plot, we're bound to get another hour and a half of priceless Dowager Countess snark, gorgeous Edwardian gowns, and Crawley family drama. Emily Wang, Glamour, "A Downton Abbey Movie Is Happening With the Original Cast," 13 July 2018 Goldberg, to his credit, has toned down the partisan snark of his previous books. Park Macdougald, Daily Intelligencer, "The Idea-Free Book That Has the Right Excited About Ideas," 1 June 2018 Since its formation in Idaho in 1993, Built To Spill has embraced the most robust elements of classic rock while incorporating the slacker sensibility, righteous absurdism and healthy snark of indie-rock to create an innovative new sound. Bill Brownlee, kansascity, "Break out your flannel: Built to Spill will thrill at Middle of the Map Fest," 28 June 2018 The remark was probably more lighthearted snark than dystopic soothsaying — although, fair enough, technology today has its down sides. Cate Mcquaid,, "Nam June Paik turned technology into art — and vice versa," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of snark

1999, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for snark

back-formation from snarky

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