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smirk

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verb \ˈsmərk\

Simple Definition of smirk

  • : to smile in an unpleasant way because you are pleased with yourself, glad about someone else's trouble, etc.

Full Definition of smirk

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to smile in an affected or smug manner :  simper

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to say or express with a smirk

smirk noun

Examples of smirk

  1. She tried not to smirk when they announced the winner.



Origin of smirk

Middle English, from Old English smearcian to smile; akin to Old English smerian to laugh


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with smirk


SMIRK Defined for Kids

smirk

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verb \ˈsmərk\

Definition of smirk

smirkedsmirk·ing

  1. :  to smile in an insincere manner

smirk noun



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