smirk

verb

  • 1

    Smile in an irritatingly smug, conceited, or silly way.

    • smirking face emoji
    • cat face with wry smile emoji
      • informal

noun

Dialects

Emoji One Apple Twemoji Facebook Messenger Google
Emoji One's smirking face emoji Apple's smirking face emoji Twemoji's smirking face emoji Facebook's smirking face emoji Messenger's smirking face emoji Google's smirking face emoji
Emoji One's cat face with wry smile emoji Apple's cat face with wry smile emoji Twemoji's cat face with wry smile emoji Facebook's cat face with wry smile emoji Messenger's cat face with wry smile emoji Google's cat face with wry smile emoji

Origin

Old English sme(a)rcian, from a base shared by smile. The early sense was ‘to smile’; it later gained a notion of smugness or silliness.

Pronunciation

  • smirk /sməːk/