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simper

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verb sim·per \ˈsim-pər\

Definition of simper

simpered

;

simpering

play \ˈsim-p(ə-)riŋ\
  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to smile in a silly manner

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to say with a simper simpered an apology

simperer

play \ˈsim-pər-ər\ noun

Examples of simper in a Sentence

  1. He simpered and smirked while he talked to the boss.

  2. She simpered that she had gone to all this trouble for a reason.

Origin and Etymology of simper

akin to Middle Dutch zimperlijc elegant, Danish dialect simper affected, coy


First Known Use: circa 1563


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simper

noun sim·per

Definition of simper

  1. :  a silly smile :  smirk

1599

First Known Use of simper

1599


SIMPER Defined for English Language Learners

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simper

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verb sim·per \ˈsim-pər\

Definition of simper for English Language Learners

  • : to smile in a way that is not sincere or natural

  • : to say (something) in a way that is not sincere or natural


SIMPER Defined for Kids

simper

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verb sim·per \ˈsim-pər\

Definition of simper for Students

simpered

;

simpering

  1. :  to smile or speak in a way that is not sincere or natural



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