Smack Smack, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Smacked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Smacking}.] [OE. smaken to taste, have a taste, -- from the noun; cf. AS. smecan taste; akin to D. smaken, G. schmecken, OHG. smechen to taste, smach?n to have a taste (and, derived from the same source, G. schmatzen to smack the lips, to kiss with a sharp noise, MHG. smatzen, smackzeen), Icel. smakka to taste, Sw. smaka, Dan. smage. See 2d {Smack}, n.] 1. To have a smack; to be tinctured with any particular taste. [1913 Webster]

2. To have or exhibit indications of the presence of any character or quality. [1913 Webster]

All sects, all ages, smack of this vice. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To kiss with a close compression of the lips, so as to make a sound when they separate; to kiss with a sharp noise; to buss. [1913 Webster]

4. To make a noise by the separation of the lips after tasting anything. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • Smacking — Smack ing, n. A sharp, quick noise; a smack. [1913 Webster] Like the faint smacking of an after kiss. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • smacking — adjective Date: 1820 brisk, lively < a smacking breeze > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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