- The definition of smug is the showing of extreme satisfaction with oneself.
An example of smug is a man with six pack abs showing them off to any and every one.
- Archaic neat, spruce, trim, etc.
- narrowly contented with one's own accomplishments, beliefs, morality, etc.; self-satisfied to an annoying degree; complacent
Origin of smugprobably ; from Low German smuk, trim, neat, akin to German schmuck, neat: for Indo-European base see smock
Origin of smugPerhaps akin to Low German smuck, neat, from Middle Low German, from smucken, to adorn.
(comparative smugger, superlative smuggest)
(third-person singular simple present smugs, present participle smugging, simple past and past participle smugged)
- (obsolete) To make smug, or spruce.