A smug look; a smug critic.
An example of smug is a man with six pack abs showing them off to any and every one.
The smug and scanty draperies of his style.
A young, smug, handsome holiness has no fellow.
Origin of smug
- Perhaps akin to Low German smuck neat from Middle Low German from smucken to adorn
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle Low German smuk (“neat, trim, spruce, elegant, fair"), from Middle High German gesmuc (“ornament"), from smÃ¼cken (“to ornament, adorn, originally to dress"), a secondary form of Middle High German smiegen (“to creep into, hence to put on (a garment)"); see smock.