Show Search Results Show Browse

Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

Hide Quotations Hide Etymology

Abbreviations Cite this entry

About this entry:
First published 1971 (SND Vol. VIII).
This entry has not been updated since then but may contain minor corrections and revisions.

SNARK, v. 1. To snore, to snort (Sh. 1866 Edm. Gl.). Also in Eng. dial.

2. To fret, grumble or find fault with one (Ayr. 1880 Jam.). Also in Eng. dial.

[Prob. related to M.L.Ger. snarken, = 1., of imit. orig. Cf. Snork. 2. may represent a different word. Cf. Narg.]

You may wish to vary the format shown below depending on the citation style used.

"Snark v.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 19 May 2024 <>



Hide Advanced Search

Browse SND: