Smug, v. t. [imp. & p.
p. Smugged (?); p. pr. & vb. n.
Smugging.] To make smug, or spruce. [Obs.]
Thus said, he smugged his beard, and stroked up
Smug (?), a. [Of. Scand. or Low German
origin; cf. LG. smuck, G. schmuck, Dan. smuk,
OSw. smuck, smöck, and E. smock,
smuggle; cf. G. schmuck ornament. See Smock.]
Studiously neat or nice, especially in dress; spruce; affectedly
precise; smooth and prim.
They be so smug and smooth.
Robynson (More's Utopia).
The smug and scanty draperies of his
style. De Quincey.
A young, smug, handsome holiness has no
fellow. Beau. & Fl.