snark

1 [snahrk]
noun
a mysterious, imaginary animal.

Origin:
1876; coined by Lewis Carroll in his poem The Hunting of the Snark

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snark

2 [snahrk] Slang.
verb (used without object)
1.
to be critical in a rude or sarcastic way: to snark about the neighbors.
noun
2.
rude or sarcastic criticism.

Origin:
1910–15; dial. snark ‘to nag, find fault with’; apparently identical with snark, snork ‘to snort, snore’, probably < Dutch, Low German snorken ‘to snore’

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snark
imaginary animal, coined 1876 by Lewis Carroll in "The Hunting of the Snark."
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snark definition


[Lewis Carroll, via the Michigan Terminal System] 1. A system failure. When a user's process bombed, the operator would get the message "Help, Help, Snark in MTS!"
2. More generally, any kind of unexplained or threatening event on a computer (especially if it might be a boojum). Often used to refer to an event or a log file entry that might indicate an attempted security violation. See snivitz.
3. UUCP name of snark.thyrsus.com, home site of the Hacker Jargon File versions 2.*.*.
[Jargon File]

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Example sentences
Some tech blogs are fueled mostly by snark and rumor.
The really funny thing is your snark is likely to become a cable news angle.
Please try doing this without listing all the reasons why you do not believe
  and without snark or sarcasm.
No one can defend it, all that can be done is snark about it.
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