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Thursday, November 21, 2013

snarky

\SNAHR-kee\ , adjective;
1.
testy or irritable; short.
Quotes:
"I am," I told her, trying not to sound snarky. "You told me just yesterday that you'd signed up for tap lessons."
-- Amy Bloom, Full of It, 2007
But I wanted to explore my attraction/repulsion to fame in a different way, and not just say snarky things about Cher or what have you.
-- Cintra Wilson, Colors Insulting to Nature, 2010
Origin:
Snarky arose in the early 1900s from the verb snark which meant "to snort" and "to nag."
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