Meaning of snarky in English:


adjectivesnarkier, snarkiest

informal North American
  • Snide and sharply critical.

    ‘snarky remarks’
    • ‘How much can one miss the Great Eye Roll, the snarky remarks, the sarcasm, the feeling that no matter what you do, you'll just never please your child?’
    • ‘You two were throwing snarky remarks at each other as though you were both fighting for the same guy.’
    • ‘But she ignored me… either that, or gave some snarky remark.’
    • ‘I spent an hour writing a post about this and it was all sarcastic and snarky and I was very proud of it.’
    • ‘But mostly, being the writerly/vindictive type, I've looked forward to handing in the most subtly snarky resignation letter ever penned.’
    acerbic, sarcastic, sharp, sardonic, satirical, scathing, cutting, razor-edged


Early 20th century from dialect snark ‘snore, snort’, ‘find fault’ (see snark).