snarkiness

snarky

[snahr-kee] Slang.
adjective, snarkier, snarkiest.
1.
testy or irritable; short.
2.
having a rudely critical tone or manner: snarky humor.

Origin:
snark2 + -y1

snarkiness, noun
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snarky (ˈsnɒːkɪ)
 
adj , snarkier, snarkiest
informal unpleasant and scornful
 
[C20: from sarcastic + nasty]

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snarky
"irritable, short-tempered," 1906, from snark (v.) "to snort" (1866), from an imitative source akin to Low Ger. snarken, N.Fris. snarke, Swed. snarka.
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