French or Late
Latin; French sarcasme, from Late Latin sarcasmos, from Greek sarkasmos, from
sarkazein to tear flesh, bite the lips in rage, sneer, from sark-, sarx flesh;
probably akin to Avestan thwarəs- to cut
1: a sharp and
often satirical or ironic utterance designed to cut or give pain2 a: a mode of
satirical wit depending for its effect on bitter, caustic, and often ironic
language that is usually directed against an individual b: the use or language
synonyms see wit
Whenever your sarcastic, this is what you do to someone. You cut, you tear, you cause pain. Now that my butt is thoroughly whooped, Daddy I am sorry!
Because He loves me, He corrects me.