adjective, snider, snidest.
derogatory in a nasty, insinuating manner: snide remarks about his boss.

1860–65; origin uncertain

snidely, adverb
snideness, noun Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
snide1 (snaɪd)
1.  Also: snidey (of a remark, etc) maliciously derogatory; supercilious
2.  counterfeit; sham
3.  slang sham jewellery
[C19: of unknown origin]

snide2 (snaɪd)
vb (and foll by with)
dialect (Northern English) to fill or load

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Word Origin & History

1859, thieves' slang "counterfeit, sham," of unknown origin. Of persons, "cunning, sharp," from 1883. Sense of "sneering" is first attested 1933.
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Example sentences
But these snide reports are hypocritical, considering sports journalism is part
  of the business of sports too.
To dismiss a paper of this technical merit in one sentence, as you did, is to
  me more snide than any of my remarks.
There's not much evidence of a coherent message in your post, other than being
  sarcastic and snide.
The snide remarks about our postal service are uncalled for.
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