smug

[ smuhg ]
/ smʌg /

adjective, smug·ger, smug·gest.

contentedly confident of one's ability, superiority, or correctness; complacent.
trim; spruce; smooth; sleek.

Nearby words

  1. smtp,
  2. smudge,
  3. smudge pot,
  4. smudging,
  5. smudgy,
  6. smuggery,
  7. smuggle,
  8. smuggler,
  9. smuggling,
  10. smugly

Origin of smug

1545–55; perhaps < Middle Dutch smuc neat, pretty, nice

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British Dictionary definitions for smug

smug

/ (smʌɡ) /

adjective smugger or smuggest

excessively self-satisfied or complacent
archaic trim or neat
Derived Formssmugly, adverbsmugness, noun

Word Origin for smug

C16: of Germanic origin; compare Low German smuck neat

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