[ smahrm ]
/ smɑrm /
behavior or speech that is smarmy.
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Origin of smarm
First recorded in 1935–40; back formation from smarmy
Words nearby smarm
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Example sentences from the Web for smarm
For such searing, challenging dreams, we have only snark or smarm.
British Dictionary definitions for smarm
/ (smɑːm) British informal /
(tr often foll by down) to flatten (the hair, etc) with cream or grease
(when intr, foll by up to) to ingratiate oneself (with)
Word Origin for smarm
C19: of unknown origin
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