smirky

adjective
\ˈsmər-kē \
smirkier; smirkiest

Definition of smirky 

: that smirks : smirking

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Such a perspective could so easily lean toward smirky voyeurism or cloying cuteness. Ben Brantley, New York Times, "Review: In ‘Inanimate,’ a Forbidden Love Dares to Speak Its Name," 30 Aug. 2017 His go-to weapons — the smirky sarcasm, the barbed comebacks, the vicious politeness — seem uniquely designed to drive his sparring partners nuts, frequently making for terrific television. Vanityfair.com, VanityFair.com, "The New York Times," 24 Feb. 2017 His go-to weapons — the smirky sarcasm, the barbed comebacks, the vicious politeness — seem uniquely designed to drive his sparring partners nuts, frequently making for terrific television. The Hive, "The Hard Truth about The New York Times’ Anti-Trump Campaign," 24 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of smirky

1728, in the meaning defined above

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Dictionary Entries near smirky

smirker

smirkingly

smirkle

smirky

smirr

smit

smitch

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The first known use of smirky was in 1728

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