The definition of snide is someone or something rude, snobby, mocking, devious or underhanded.adjective
- 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.
Origin: orig., counterfeit, bogus < thieves' slang, prob. of Du dial. or Ger orig. < base of Ger schneiden, to cut, with reference to coin clipping and, later, to cutting remarks
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adjective snid·er, snid·est
Origin: Origin unknown.
- snideˈly adverb
- snideˈness noun