Word of the Day Archive
Monday August 20, 2012
1. To smile in a silly, self-conscious way.
2. To say with a simper.
1. A silly, self-conscious smile.
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
Simper is derived from the Danish word sippe, which referred to a woman who sipped her drink in an affected manner.