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smiley

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adjective smil·ey \ˈsmī-lē\

Simple Definition of smiley

  • : happy and cheerful : smiling a lot

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of smiley

  1. :  having a smile :  smiling often <smiley kids>

Examples of smiley in a sentence

  1. She's a very smiley kid.



1848

First Known Use of smiley

1848

Rhymes with smiley


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smiley

noun smil·ey

Definition of smiley



Origin of smiley

short for smiley face


First Known Use: 1987


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