Examples of simper in a sentence
He simpered and smirked while he talked to the boss.
She simpered that she had gone to all this trouble for a reason.
Origin and Etymology of simper
akin to Middle Dutch zimperlijc elegant, Dan dialect simper affected, coy
First Known Use: circa 1563
Definition of simper
: a silly smile : smirk
First Known Use of simper
SIMPER Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of simper for Students
: to smile or speak in a way that is not sincere or natural
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