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


Next Word in the Dictionary: smirkerPrevious Word in the Dictionary: smirisAll Words Near: smirk
May 30, 2015
metadata Hear it
data about other data
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears