snarky

/snahr"kee/, adj., snarkier, snarkiest. Chiefly Brit. Slang.
testy or irritable; short.
[1910-15; dial. snark to nag, find fault with (appar. identical with snark, snork to snort, snore, prob. < D, LG snorken to snore) + -Y1]

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  • snarky — ˈsnärkē, ˈsnȧk , ki adjective ( er/ est) Etymology: snark to find fault with (perhaps alteration of nark (III)) + y (I) 1. chiefly Britain : crotchety …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Snarky — irritable or annoyed …   Dictionary of Australian slang

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