Definition of smirk
: to smile in an affected or smug manner : simper
: to say or express with a smirk
Examples of smirk in a sentence
She tried not to smirk when they announced the winner.
Origin and Etymology of smirk
Middle English, from Old English smearcian to smile; akin to Old English smerian to laugh
First Known Use: before 12th century
SMIRK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of smirk for English Language Learners
: to smile in an unpleasant way because you are pleased with yourself, glad about someone else's trouble, etc.
SMIRK Defined for Kids
Definition of smirk for Students
: to smile in an insincere manner
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