snark

noun
\ ˈsnärk How to pronounce snark (audio) \

Definition of snark

informal
: 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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Despite the snark, community news has always been, in part, about coyotes spotted in the neighborhood or stoplights that seem off -- the stuff that affects your daily life. Emily Bamforth, cleveland.com, "Lakewood Together: A new kind of hyperlocal news in an engaged Cleveland suburb," 23 Aug. 2019 Beneath the snark, critics piled up the fair points. Greg Bishop, SI.com, "“I Failed Tremendously”: Hue Jackson on the Blues After the Browns," 22 Aug. 2019 Some snarks feel that way and use the would-be stigma against some of the Crimson Tide’s most passionate and loyal fan base. Ben Flanagan | Bflanagan@al.com, al.com, "Listen to the first four episodes of ‘Bammers,’ AL.com’s new podcast on Alabama football fan culture," 22 July 2019 Some snarks feel that way and use the would-be stigma against some of the Crimson Tide’s most passionate and loyal fan base. Ben Flanagan | Bflanagan@al.com, al.com, "Listen to the first four episodes of ‘Bammers,’ AL.com’s new podcast on Alabama football fan culture," 22 July 2019 If anyone either feels up to writing the adult answer or has some higher-grade snark to offer, be my guest. The Washington Post, "Carolyn Hax Live: 'The cat is your guardian angel'," 25 Jan. 2019 Some snarks feel that way and use the would-be stigma against some of the Crimson Tide’s most passionate and loyal fan base. Ben Flanagan | Bflanagan@al.com, al.com, "Hear Alabama football fans in a new light on ‘Bammers’," 16 July 2019 Then, after trolls decided to go after her for spoiling the show's ending, Chrissy let loose with some amazing snark. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Chrissy Teigen Has the Very Best Response to Trolls Accusing Her of Spoiling 'The Voice' Results," 22 May 2019 On other social networks, when professional and elite athletes post a workout, their comments can become overrun by snark, trolls, and insults, says clinical sports psychologist (and Strava user) Kristin Keim, drawing on her clients’ experiences. Joe Lindsey, Outside Online, "The Coach That Meets You in Your Inbox," 24 June 2019

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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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