smooth operator

Definition of smooth operator


  1. :  someone who is relaxed, confident, and pleasant in a way that may be intended to deceive people

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  having a continuous even surface

    :  being the representation of a function with a continuous first derivative

    :  having or being a short even coat of hair — compare rough, wirehaired

  1. :  to make smooth

    :  to free from what is harsh or disagreeable :  polish

    :  soothe

  1. :  a smooth part

    :  the act of smoothing

    :  a smoothing implement

  1. :  one that operates: such as

    :  one that operates a machine or device

    :  one that operates a business

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up smooth operator? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


to criticize severely

Get Word of the Day daily email!