Smutch Smutch, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Smutched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Smutching}.] To blacken with smoke, soot, or coal. [Written also {smooch}.] --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]

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  • Smooch — Smooch, v. t. See {Smutch}. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • smooch — [smu:tʃ] v [I + with] [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: smouch to kiss (16 19 centuries)] informal if two people smooch, they kiss and hold each other in a romantic way, especially while dancing …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • smooch — [ smutʃ ] verb intransitive INFORMAL if two people smooch, they kiss and hold each other closely …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • smooch — 1932 (v.); 1942 (n.), alteration of dialectal verb smouch (1570s), possibly imitative of the sound of kissing (Cf. German dialectal schmutzen to kiss ). Related: Smooched; smooching …   Etymology dictionary

  • smooch — [v] kiss butterfly*, French*, greet, lip*, make out*, mush*, neck*, park*, peck, pucker up*, smack; concepts 185,375 …   New thesaurus

  • smooch — informal ► VERB 1) kiss and cuddle amorously. 2) Brit. dance slowly in a close embrace. ► NOUN ▪ a spell of smooching. DERIVATIVES smoocher noun smoochy adjective (smoochier, smoochiest …   English terms dictionary

  • smooch — smooch1 [smo͞och] vt., n. var. of SMUTCH smooch2 [smo͞och] n. [var. of dial. smouch, akin to Ger dial. (Westphalian) smuck: ult. akin to SMACK2] Slang a kiss vi., vt. Slang 1. to kiss …   English World dictionary

  • smooch — [[t]smu͟ːtʃ[/t]] smooches, smooching, smooched V RECIP If two people smooch, they kiss and hold each other closely. People sometimes smooch while they are dancing. [V with n] I smooched with him on the dance floor... [pl n V] The customers smooch …   English dictionary

  • smooch — UK [smuːtʃ] / US [smutʃ] verb [intransitive] Word forms smooch : present tense I/you/we/they smooch he/she/it smooches present participle smooching past tense smooched past participle smooched informal if two people smooch, they kiss and hold… …   English dictionary

  • smooch — [smut/] 1. in. to kiss and neck. □ Too much smooching in a movie ruins it for me. □ I like to smooch myself but I don’t enjoy watching somebody else. 2. n. a kiss. □ I like a good smooch from my hubby …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • smooch — I [[t]smutʃ[/t]] v. t. smutch II smooch [[t]smutʃ[/t]] v. i. Informal. 1) inf to kiss 2) inf to pet; caress 3) inf a kiss • Etymology: 1580–90; var. of obs. smouch to kiss, of uncert. orig. smooch′er, n …   From formal English to slang

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