Word of the day: snark (snärk)

Word of the day:

snark (snärk)
n. Slang

  1. A snide, sarcastic, or disrespectful attitude: “On the issue of mainstream monotheistic religions and the irrationality behind many of religion’s core tenets, scientists often set aside their skewers, their snark, and their impatient demand for proof, and instead don the calming cardigan of a kiddie-show host on public TV” (Natalie Angier).
  2. Commentary expressing such an attitude: “He must now endure days of media scrutiny, schadenfreude from his rivals and an overflow of social media scorn, snark and satire” (Alessandra Stanley).
    [Back-formation from snarky.]
    snark v.
    American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
    snark (snɑːk)
    n
  3. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) an imaginary creature in Lewis Carroll’s poetry
  4. (Poetry) an imaginary creature in Lewis Carroll’s poetry
    Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
    snark – A blend of snake and shark by Lewis Carroll, it is a synonym for “snore” or “snort.”
    See also related terms for snake.
    Farlex Trivia Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Snark?sr=FGy3

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