Definition of simper
- simpered an apology
He simpered and smirked while he talked to the boss.
She simpered that she had gone to all this trouble for a reason.
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First Known Use: circa 1563See Words from the same year
: to smile in a way that is not sincere or natural
: to say (something) in a way that is not sincere or natural
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of yeast or being unsettled or frivolous
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