Show IPA –adjective,snark·i·er, snark·i·est. Chiefly British Slang. testy or irritable; short.
Origin: 1910–15; dial. snark to nag, find fault with (appar. identical with snark, snork to snort, snore, prob. < D, LG snorken to snore) (via.)
“The late Bishop Sheen stated that the reason the Irish fight so often among themselves is that they’re always assured of having a worthy opponent.”—Happy St. Patrick’s Day, folks. - A Bit O Blarney.com (via xstevemurphy)