Tracy in New York finished one of her postings with a * smirkle * the other day.
That was a word I didn’t recognise. I love words I don’t recognise. I looked it up and whilst it is not to be found in the conventional dictionaries there were three choices in alternative dictionaries –
To smirkle – meaning to steal or pilfer;
A smirkle - the stiff, painful smile worn by the loser of a contest while congratulating the winner;
A smirkle - A facial expression that is halfway between a smile and a smirk.
Ignoring the first meaning I think the other two are wonderfully appropriate meanings for the word.
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