snider

snide

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

Origin:
1860–65; origin uncertain

snidely, adverb
snideness, noun
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snide1 (snaɪd)
 
adj
1.  Also: snidey (of a remark, etc) maliciously derogatory; supercilious
2.  counterfeit; sham
 
n
3.  slang sham jewellery
 
[C19: of unknown origin]
 
'snidely1
 
adv
 
'snideness1
 
n

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

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snide
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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