Definition of Smerk

1. n. & v. See Smirk.

2. a. Smart; jaunty; spruce. See Smirk, a.

Definition of Smerk

1. Noun. (dated form of smirk) ¹

2. Verb. (dated form of smirk) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Smerk

1. to smirk [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: smirk

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Smerk

smells fishy
smelly
smelt
smelted
smelter
smelter's chills
smelter's fever
smelter's shakes
smelteries
smelters
smeltery
smeltie
smelting
smeltings
smelts
smerk (current term)
smerked
smerking
smerks
smerlin
smerlins
smetana
smeuse
smeuses
smew
smews
smexier
smexiest
smexily
smexy

Literary usage of Smerk

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1. A General Pronouncing and Explanatory Dictionary of the English Language: To by George Fulton, G. Knight (1826)
"... piece of metal uj, n. mire •rn a gun slug'gard, n. a lazy fellow : slug'gish, a. lazy ; slothful "is, n. vent for water — v. to emit by smerk, «merk, ..."

2. A Dictionary of the English Language by Samuel Johnson, John Walker, Robert S. Jameson (1828)
"To smerk, (smerk) t>. n. To smile pertly ; to seem highly pleased ; to seem favourable ... smerk, (smerk) nJ A kind of fawning smile ; a settled smile. ..."

3. A Dictionary for Primary Schools by Noah Webster (1833)
"smerk, vt to smile wantonly. smerk, n. an affected smile. smerk, a. nice, smart. ... to soil, daub, Smirk; see smerk. Smite, vtp smote ; pp. emit, pleasure. ..."

4. Some Account of the English Stage: From the Restoration in 1660 to 1830 by John Genest (1832)
"(Scire volunt secreta domus, atque inde timeri,) smerk. " Consider, Sir, the dignity of my Function. ... smerk. " My Orders give me authority to speak, ..."

5. A First Sketch of English Literature by Henry Morley (1912)
"Thus it was said to smerk: '' With furious zeal you prea* for discipline, With fire And blood maintain your great Diana, Foam at the mouth when a I ..."

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