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Language: Old English
Origin: smearcian 'to smile'

smirk

verb
     
smirk [intransitive]
to smile in an unpleasant way that shows that you are pleased by someone else's bad luck or think you are better than other people:
The boys tried not to smirk.
smirk at
What are you smirking at?
smirk noun [countable]
He had a self-satisfied smirk on his face.

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