Smirk Definition

smûrk
smirked, smirking, smirks
verb
smirked, smirking, smirks
To smile in a conceited, knowing, or annoyingly complacent way.
Webster's New World
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noun
smirks
A smile of this kind.
Webster's New World
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.
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Other Word Forms of Smirk

Noun

Singular:
smirk
Plural:
smirks

Origin of Smirk

  • Middle English smirken from Old English smercian to smile smei- in Indo-European roots

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

  • Cf. Middle High German smielen/smieren (“to smile") (> obsolete, rare German schmieren).

    From Wiktionary

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