Sooty Soot"y, v. t. To black or foul with soot. [R.] [1913 Webster]

Sootied with noisome smoke. --Chapman. [1913 Webster]

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  • Sooty — is a British glove puppet and TV character popular in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and other countries. The children s television show which bears the same name and has featured the character since the 1950s was, according… …   Wikipedia

  • Sooty — Soot y, a. [Compar. {Sootier}; superl. {Sootiest}.] [AS. s?tig. See {Soot}.] 1. Of or pertaining to soot; producing soot; soiled by soot. Fire of sooty coal. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Having a dark brown or black color like soot; fuliginous;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sooty — mid 13c., from SOOT (Cf. soot) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Related: Sootiness …   Etymology dictionary

  • sooty — ► ADJECTIVE (sootier, sootiest) ▪ covered with or coloured like soot …   English terms dictionary

  • sooty — [soot′ē, so͞ot′ē] adj. sootier, sootiest [ME < OE sotig: see SOOT & Y2] 1. of, like, or covered with, soot 2. dark or black like soot sootiness n …   English World dictionary

  • Sooty — Erdfarbener mit Smutty Gen Smutty (auch Sooty) nennt man ein Gen, das die Farbe eines Pferdes durch die Einmischung schwarzer Haare verändert. Pferde mit diesem Gen sehen aus, als hätten sie auf dem Rücken dunkle Schmutzflecken. Manchmal kann das …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • sooty — n British a black or coloured person, an Arab. The racist epithet is derived from the colour of soot and the name of a glove puppet of a yellow bear, a popular figure in chil dren s entertainment, especially televi sion, since the 1950s. Although …   Contemporary slang

  • sooty — [[t]s ʊti[/t]] ADJ GRADED Something that is sooty is covered with soot. Their uniforms are torn and sooty …   English dictionary

  • sooty — adj. Sooty is used with these nouns: ↑chimney …   Collocations dictionary

  • sooty — adj. (sootier, sootiest) 1 covered with or full of soot. 2 (esp. of an animal or bird) black or brownish black. Phrases and idioms: sooty albatross an albatross, Diomedia chrysostoma, with grey brown plumage. Derivatives: sootily adv. sootiness n …   Useful english dictionary

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