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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
1555-1565
Simper is derived from the Danish word sippe, which referred to a woman who sipped her drink in an affected manner.