Smirk (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Smirked (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Smirking.] [OE. smirken, ASS. smercian, smearcian; cf. MHG. smieren, smielen, to smile. See Smile, v. i.]

To smile in an affected or conceited manner; to smile with affected complaisance; to simper.

 

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Smirk, n.

A forced or affected smile; a simper.

The bride, all smirk and blush, had just entered. Sir W. Scott.

 

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Smirk, a.

Nice,; smart; spruce; affected; simpering.

"So smirk, so smooth."

Spenser.

 

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