I have been a little lax with my Wacky Word Wednesday lately as I have been a bit pushed for time, one way or another, but today I have found I have got a few spare minutes which is perfect for me to find another wonderful, weird or wacky word to share. This word had a wonderful onomatopoeic quality to it, which although needs little explanation, is going to get it anyway.
Smarmy. Yes, this is a rather slimy and slick type of word. The greasy, grovelling salesman, fawning over and flattering his (for some reason, women are rarely smarmy) customers. It is being overly ingratiating, bowing and scraping in a sycophantic manner.
A cheesy grin, over familiar manner, and irritating personality are the main credentials needed.They preen and primp, as they sidle up to their prey, superior and smug. God’s gift to the ladies, with their practised charm and unctuous manner. All in all, a bit of a prat really!