- adj. 自鸣得意的；自以为是的；整洁的
- n. 书呆子；自命不凡的家伙
来自中古低地德语 smuk, 整洁的， 优雅的， 漂亮的， 来自 smucken, 装饰， 修饰， 来自 Proto-Germanic*smeugana,滑进，溜进，来自 PIE*smeug,滑动，词源同 smock,smug.词义贬义 化为沾沾自喜的，自鸣得意的。
- smug (adj.)
- 1550s, "trim, neat, spruce, smart," possibly an alteration of Low German smuk "trim, neat," from Middle Low German smücken "to adorn" (originally "to dress," secondary sense of words meaning "to creep or slip into"), from the same source as smock. The meaning "having a self-satisfied air" is from 1701, an extension of the sense of "smooth, sleek" (1580s), which was commonly used of attractive women and girls. Related: Smugly; smugness.
- 1. He tried hard not to smile in smug self-satisfaction.
- 2. Thomas and his wife looked at each other in smug satisfaction.
- 3. The programme seemed false and sugary, and the characters smug.
- 4. He writes smug, sanctimonious waffle.
- 5. He writes smug, sanctimonious rubbish.
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