snark

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noun \ˈsnärk\

Definition of snark

informal

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of snark

back-formation from snarky


First Known Use: 1999


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