Simper meaning

sĭmpər
Simper is to smile or smirk in a silly or coy way.

When you are pleased with yourself and you give a silly smirk, this is an example of when you simper.

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(intransitive) To smile in a foolish, frivolous, self-conscious, coy, or smug manner.
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The definition of a simper is a coy or silly smile.

The smile you give when you are self-conscious about something you have done is an example of a simper.

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To smile in a silly, self-conscious, often coy manner.
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To utter or express with a silly, self-conscious, often coy smile.

Simpered a lame excuse.

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A silly, self-conscious, often coy smile.
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To smile in a silly, affected, or self-conscious way.
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To say or express with a simper.
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A silly, affected, or self-conscious smile.
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A foolish, frivolous, self-conscious, or affected smile; a smirk.
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Origin of simper

  • Perhaps of Scandinavian origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Origin uncertain; compare (probably from) Danish simper / semper (“coy"), German zimper (“elegant, dainty").

    From Wiktionary