From earlier snithe (“sharp, cutting”), from Middle English snith (“sharp”), from Middle English snithen (“to cut”), from Old English snīþan (“to cut, make an incision”), from Proto-Germanic *snīþaną (“to cut”), from Proto-Indo-European *sneyt- (“to cut”). More at snithe.
- Characterised by low cunning and sharp practise.
- Disparaging or derisive in an insinuative way.
- Don't make snide remarks to me.
- Tricky; deceptive; false; spurious; contemptible.
- He was a snide lawyer.
- I received a shipment of snide goods.
snide (plural snides)