Smarmy meaning

smärmē
Falsely earnest, smug, or ingratiating.

A smarmy salesman with a big smile.

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The definition of smarmy is someone who comes across as being insincere.

An example of someone who is smarmy is a used car salesman who tries to come across as if he is a distinguished businessman making you a fair deal but who sounds like he is lying.

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Flattering in an oily, insincere manner; unctuous.
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Relating to or indulging in lewd conduct; smutty.

Smarmy jokes.

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Excessively ingratiating or insincerely earnest.
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Origin of smarmy

  • From smarm to smear

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

  • From smarm, a variant of smalm/smawm.

    From Wiktionary