verb \ˈsmərk\

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

Full Definition of SMIRK

intransitive verb
:  to smile in an affected or smug manner :  simper
transitive verb
:  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
SMIRK Defined for Kids


verb \ˈsmərk\

Definition of SMIRK for Kids

:  to smile in an insincere manner
smirk noun


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