Reeky Reek"y (-?), a. [From 2d {Reek}; cf. {Reechy}.] 1. Soiled with smoke or steam; smoky; foul. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Emitting reek. ``Reeky fen.'' --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • reeky — ˈrēkē adjective ( er/ est) Etymology: Middle English reky, from rek reek + y : emitting or permeated with a reek : reeking reeky fen Sir Walter Scott …   Useful english dictionary

  • reeky — adjective see reek II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • reeky — See reeker. * * * …   Universalium

  • reeky — adjective a) Soiled with smoke or steam; smoky; foul. b) Emitting reek …   Wiktionary

  • reeky — Cleveland Dialect List smoky reesty rancid, discoloured and having a bad taste …   English dialects glossary

  • reeky — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Having an unpleasant odor: fetid, foul, foul smelling, malodorous, mephitic, noisome, stinking. Informal: smelly. See SMELLS …   English dictionary for students

  • reeky — reek·y || rɪːkɪ adj. filled with smoke or fumes; giving off a strong offensive odor …   English contemporary dictionary

  • reeky — a. 1. Smoky, foul, sooty, sweaty. 2. Tanned, black, dark …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Reechy — Reech y (r[=e]ch [y^]), a. [See {Reeky}.] Smoky; reeky; hence, begrimed with dirt. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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