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Combination of snide and sarcastic, not meant to be derogatory or mean, usually directed as a reflective adjective of the sender, and it sounds how it is.

Kyle (aka Fred)

Some say it's a combination of snide and remark.

Obviously phonetically it is like the slang abbreviation 'sarcy' meaning sarcastic.

Snark and snarky are, in the USA, attributed to British English, however large modern UK dictionaries don't include either of these words.

Snark and snarky have become popular in recent years in American English only.

I HATE "SNARKY". "SNARKY" IS NOT A REAL WORD. 10:38, 5 February 2011 (UTC)

If you show me a word that wasn't just made up by people at some point, that would be a "real word".
(SPOILER:) However, that requires belief in a sort of linguistic creationism: there must be divinely ordained words that are therefore "real" rather than arbitrary human inventions. Even in Genesis 2:19–20, it is Adam who names the animals, not God. --Florian Blaschke (talk) 08:45, 29 May 2015 (UTC)