Snark meaning

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To express oneself in a snarky fashion.
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(mathematics) A graph in which every node has three branches, and the edges cannot be coloured in fewer than four colours without two edges of the same colour meeting at a point.
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(physics) A fluke or unrepeatable result or detection in an experiment.

Cabrera's Valentine's Day monopole detection or some extremely energetic cosmic rays could be examples of snarks.

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A fictional animal in Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark.
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The definition of a snark is a complaint.

An example of a snark is what someone said when asked to stay an extra hour at work.

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To snark is to complain.

An example of snark is to make rude comments under your breath about how you’d rather be home.

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An imaginary animal created by Lewis Carroll in his poem The Hunting of the Snark.
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Origin of snark

  • Compare Low German snarken, North Frisian snarke, Swedish snarka, and English snarl, snort, and snore. Noun sense of “snide remarks" derived from snarky (1906), from snark (v.) "to snort" (1866) by onomatopoiea.

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  • From Snark, coined by Lewis Carroll as a nonce word in 1874 The Hunting of the Snark, about the quest for an elusive creature. In sense of “a type of mathematical graph", named as such in 1976 by Martin Gardner for their elusiveness.

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  • Coined by Lewis Carroll as a nonce word in 1874 The Hunting of the Snark. According to Beatrice Hatch, Carroll created this word from snail and shark.

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