From Middle English smiker, from Old English smicer, smicor (“beauteous, beautiful, elegant, fair, fine, neat, tasteful”), from Proto-Germanic *smikraz (“fine, elegant, delicate, tender”), from Proto-Indo-European *smēyg- (“small, delicate”), from Proto-Indo-European *smē-, *smey- (“to smear, stroke, wipe, rub”). Cognate with Middle High German smecker (“neat, elegant”), Ancient Greek σμικρός (smikrós), μικρός (mikrós, “small, short”), Lithuanian smeigti (“to lunge, thrust, jab”), Latin mīca (“crumb, morsel, bit”).
- Elegant; fine; gay.
- No, his deep-reaching spirit could not brook The fond addiction to such vanity; Regardful of his honour he forsook The smicker use of court-humanity. — John Ford.
- Amorous; wanton.
- Spruce; smart.
- A smicker boy, a lither swain, Heigh ho, a smicker swain, That his love was wanton fain, [...] — Lodge.