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smiley

[smahy-lee] /ˈsmaɪ li/
noun, plural smileys. Also called smiley face
1.
a digital icon, a sequence of keyboard symbols, or a handwritten or printed equivalent, that serves to represent a facial expression, as :‐) for a smiling face or ;‐) for a winking face.
Compare emoticon.
2.
Usually, smile face. a drawing of a face consisting of a usually yellow circle with an upturned curve for a smile and two dots for eyes.
adjective
3.
cheerful; smiling.
Origin
1985-90
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British Dictionary definitions for smileyest

smiley

/ˈsmaɪlɪ/
adjective
1.
given to smiling; cheerful
2.
depicting a smile: a smiley badge
noun
3.
any of a group of symbols depicting a smile, or other facial expression, used in electronic mail
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Word Origin and History for smileyest

smiley

adj.

also smily, "inclined to smile," 1848, from smile (n.) + -y (2). Smiley-face (n.) is from 1981; as a computer icon from 1987.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for smileyest

smiley

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emoticon


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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