An example of a snark is what someone said when asked to stay an extra hour at work.
An example of snark is to make rude comments under your breath about how you’d rather be home.
Origin of snark
- 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.