Smirk 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. [1913 Webster]

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