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smirk  audio  (smûrk) KEY 

intr.v.
smirked, smirk·ing, smirks
To smile in an affected, often offensively self-satisfied manner.
NOUN:
An affected, often offensively self-satisfied smile.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English smirken, from Old English smercian, to smile; see smei- in Indo-European roots

OTHER FORMS:
smirker(Noun), smirking·ly or smirki·ly(Adverb), smirky(Adjective)


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