Definitions for smirksmɜrk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to smile in an affected, smug, or offensively familiar way.

  2. (n.)the facial expression of a person who smirks.

Origin of smirk:

bef. 900; ME smirken (v.), OE sme(a)rcian

Princeton's WordNet

  1. smirk(verb)

    a smile expressing smugness or scorn instead of pleasure

  2. smirk, simper(verb)

    smile affectedly or derisively


  1. smirk(Noun)

    An uneven, often crooked smile that is insolent, offensively self-satisfied or scornful.

  2. smirk(Verb)

    To smile in a way that is affected, smug, insolent or contemptuous.

  3. Origin: Cf. Middle High German smielen/smieren ( > obsolete, rare German schmieren).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Smirk(verb)

    to smile in an affected or conceited manner; to smile with affected complaisance; to simper

  2. Smirk(noun)

    a forced or affected smile; a simper

  3. Smirk(adj)

    nice,; smart; spruce; affected; simpering


  1. Smirk

    A smirk is a smile evoking insolence, scorn, or offensive smugness. "A constant smirk upon the face, and a whiffling activity of the body, are strong indications of futility," the Earl of Chesterfield once wrote in a letter to his son.

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