- The definition of a smirk is a conceited or arrogant smile or facial expression.
An example of a smirk is the conceited smile you might get after you have just defeated an opponent.
- To smirk is to make a conceited and arrogant facial expression or to smile in an arrogant way.
When you give an arrogant smile after defeating your opponent, this is an example of a smirk.
Origin: Middle English smirken from Old English smearcian, to smile
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intransitive verb smirked, smirk·ing, smirks
Origin: Middle English smirken, from Old English smercian, to smile; see smei- in Indo-European roots.
- smirkˈer noun
- smirkˈing·ly, smirkˈi·ly adverb
- smirkˈy adjective