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 It’s that rare yacht-rock album that’s graceful, earnest, and utterly lacking in smarm. David Browne, Rolling Stone, 22 June 2021 Maybe it’s the exhausting smarm, the squirrelly ambition, the hollow theatrics. Washington Post, 18 Feb. 2021 When the high-kicking, always-leering Roth left, the band’s smarm factor decreased 10-fold. The Enquirer, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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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Last Updated

3 Jul 2021

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“Smarm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/smarm. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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