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Monday, August 20, 2012

simper

\SIM-per\ , verb;
1.
To smile in a silly, self-conscious way.
2.
To say with a simper.
noun:
1.
A silly, self-conscious smile.
Quotes:
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:
Simper is derived from the Danish word sippe, which referred to a woman who sipped her drink in an affected manner.
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