verb (used without object)
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Origin of smirk
OTHER WORDS FROM smirksmirker, nounsmirk·ing·ly, adverbun·smirk·ing, adjectiveun·smirk·ing·ly, adverb
Example sentences from the Web for smirk
A smirking Ramone is shown wearing both a CBGB shirt and heavy gold chains, posing next to an enormous boombox.‘All Good Cretins Go to Heaven’: Dee Dee Ramone’s Twisted Punk Paintings|Melissa Leon|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Yet, after months of backdoor negotiations there was Xi, stone-facedly shaking hands with a smirking Abe.
He told me to enter while smirking, knowing full well my intentions.Cocaine, Politicians and Wives: Inside the World’s Most Bizarre Prison|Jason Batansky|October 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
No character this year is more volatile and unpredictable; you never know what the hunched-over, smirking Quell will do next.The Daily Beast’s Oscar Nominees: Leonardo DiCaprio, Anne Hathaway & More|Marlow Stern|January 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Maria is the first “political criminal” in the family, she says, smirking between puffs of her cigarette.
I soon find out when they are trying to cheat me; then they come smirking and smiling with 'Guten Abis.'Skipper Worse|Alexander Lange Kielland
The organ gallery appears to be a pleasant resort for a few hours' gossip and smirking.Our Churches and Chapels|Atticus
Tarling put the girl from him and looked at the smirking manager.The Daffodil Mystery|Edgar Wallace
All the evening we sat, almost in silence, inanely smirking at each other and listening to the rain.Thirty Years in Australia|Ada Cambridge
Nodding and smirking at Morsfield's approach, she entreated Aminta to step up and in, for the horses were coming out of the yard.Lord Ormont and his Aminta, Complete|George Meredith