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snide

[snahyd] /snaɪd/
adjective, snider, snidest.
1.
derogatory in a nasty, insinuating manner:
snide remarks about his boss.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; origin uncertain
Related forms
snidely, adverb
snideness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for snider

snide1

/snaɪd/
adjective
1.
Also snidey (ˈsnaɪdɪ). (of a remark, etc) maliciously derogatory; supercilious
2.
counterfeit; sham
noun
3.
(slang) sham jewellery
Derived Forms
snidely, adverb
snideness, noun
Word Origin
C19: of unknown origin

snide2

/snaɪd/
verb (transitive; usually passive) and foll by with
1.
(Northern English, dialect) to fill or load
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Word Origin and History for snider

snide

adj.

1859, thieves' slang, "counterfeit, sham, bad, spurious," of unknown origin. Of persons, "cunning, sharp," from 1883. Sense of "sneering" is first attested 1933, perhaps via sense of "hypocrisy, malicious gossip" (1902). Related: Sneeringly.

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Slang definitions & phrases for snider

snide

adjective

Contemptible; mean; nasty, esp in an insinuating way • Now used nearly exclusively in reference to remarks and persons who make them: A woman gets nothing but snide remarks about her driving skills

[1859+; origin unknown]


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