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Word of the Day
Monday, August 20, 2012

Definitions for simper

  1. To smile in a silly, self-conscious way.
  2. To say with a simper.
  3. A silly, self-conscious smile.

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Citations for simper
It was more a simper than a smile; a pleased, self-satisfied simper. John L'Heureux, A Woman Run Mad
The women Sam usually dates simper and flutter and hang on his every word. Kristine Rolofson, Pillow Talk
Origin of simper
Simper is derived from the Danish word sippe, which referred to a woman who sipped her drink in an affected manner.