Origin of snideorigin, originally , counterfeit, bogus from thieves' slang, probably of Dutch dialect, dialectal or German origin, originally from base of German schneiden, to cut, with reference to coin clipping and, later, to cutting remarks
Gordy made a snide comment in jest about his good friend's cooking skills.
- When you ask a question and someone says "duh, everyone knows that!," this is an example of a snide remark.
- A person who is constantly answering questions with "umm... stupid question," is an example of a person who would be described as snide.
The definition of snide is someone or something rude, snobby, mocking, devious or underhanded.
- Mocking or derogatory in a malicious or ironic way: snide comments.
- Making or given to making snide remarks: a snide roommate.
Origin of snideOrigin unknown
(comparative snider, superlative snidest)
- The good guys are quick-witted with tongues in their cheeks, making light of the worst situations, while the bad guys are dastardly arrogant and snide.
- There are few experiences that are more terrifying, humiliating, and painful than walking up to a beautiful woman at the bar, the gym, or at school, and getting painfully rejected with a snide comment or a disgusted roll of the eyes.
- If a model displeases Janice, whether by overbooking themselves or making a snide comment, Janice has no qualms about throwing them out of the house and out of the agency.
- Such behavior may include becoming belligerent, starting arguments, acting more aggressive than normal or becoming snide or sarcastic.
- His snide remark was like salt in her wounds.