smarm

noun
\ ˈsmärm How to pronounce smarm (audio) \

Definition of smarm

: smarmy language or behavior

Examples of smarm in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When the high-kicking, always-leering Roth left, the band’s smarm factor decreased 10-fold. The Enquirer, "From the archives: Van Halen rocked Cincinnati Gardens," 7 Oct. 2020 Played with all the smarm of a used car salesman by Murray Hamilton, Vaughn is among the first creatures to emerge out of the cynicism engendered by Watergate. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, "The Pandemic Movie of Our Time Isn’t Contagion. It’s Jaws.," 20 Mar. 2020 Josh Lucas impressively doles out a lot of smarm as Ford’s oh-so-punchable marketing head Leo Beebe, who makes quick enemies with Miles. Brian Truitt,, Detroit Free Press, "The bromance is real in retro-cool ‘Ford v Ferrari’," 15 Nov. 2019 Josh Lucas impressively doles out a lot of smarm as Ford’s oh-so-punchable marketing head Leo Beebe, who makes quick enemies with Miles. Brian Truitt,, Detroit Free Press, "The bromance is real in retro-cool ‘Ford v Ferrari’," 15 Nov. 2019 Josh Lucas impressively doles out a lot of smarm as Ford’s oh-so-punchable marketing head Leo Beebe, who makes quick enemies with Miles. Brian Truitt,, Detroit Free Press, "The bromance is real in retro-cool ‘Ford v Ferrari’," 15 Nov. 2019 Josh Lucas impressively doles out a lot of smarm as Ford’s oh-so-punchable marketing head Leo Beebe, who makes quick enemies with Miles. Brian Truitt,, Detroit Free Press, "The bromance is real in retro-cool ‘Ford v Ferrari’," 15 Nov. 2019 Josh Lucas impressively doles out a lot of smarm as Ford’s oh-so-punchable marketing head Leo Beebe, who makes quick enemies with Miles. Brian Truitt,, Detroit Free Press, "The bromance is real in retro-cool ‘Ford v Ferrari’," 15 Nov. 2019 Josh Lucas impressively doles out a lot of smarm as Ford’s oh-so-punchable marketing head Leo Beebe, who makes quick enemies with Miles. Brian Truitt,, Detroit Free Press, "The bromance is real in retro-cool ‘Ford v Ferrari’," 15 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of smarm

1937, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for smarm

back-formation from smarmy

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18 Oct 2020

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“Smarm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/smarm. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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