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smug

[ smuhg ]
/ smʌg /
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adjective, smug·ger, smug·gest.

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

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smtp, smudge, smudge pot, smudging, smudgy, smug, smuggery, smuggle, smuggler, smuggling, 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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