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Meaning of SMIRK

Pronunciation:  smurk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a smile expressing smugness or scorn instead of pleasure
  2. [v]  smile affectedly or derisively

SMIRK is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: simper
 See Also: grin, grinning, smile, smile, smiling



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Smirk\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Smirked}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Smirking}.] [OE. smirken, ASS. smercian, smearcian; cf. MHG.
    smieren, smielen, to smile. See {Smile}, v. i.]
    To smile in an affected or conceited manner; to smile with
    affected complaisance; to simper.
  2. \Smirk\, n.
    A forced or affected smile; a simper.
          The bride, all smirk and blush, had just entered. --Sir
                                                   W. Scott.
  3. \Smirk\, a.
    Nice,; smart; spruce; affected; simpering. ``So smirk, so
    smooth.'' --Spenser.