What does the word smirk mean?

Usage examples for smirk

  1. I promptly hated Mr. Inman with all my heart and felt not the slightest objection to his demise; but at her gesture of command I rose and accompanied Mrs. Knapp, as a young man with eye- glasses and a smirk came to take my place. – Blindfolded by Earle Ashley Walcott
  2. Outside he would smirk and betray his sense of ownership. – Carnival by Compton Mackenzie
  3. A frightened look passed over the woman's face as she scanned the sweet face before her, and then a wily expression darted into her eyes: Oh, she said with a forced smirk, Yes, Miss Marilyn. – The City of Fire by Grace Livingston Hill