noun Etymology: akin to Middle English smogen to smudge Date: 1530 a dark stain ; smudgesmutch transitive verbsmutchy adjective

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  • Smutch — Smutch, n. [Prob. for smuts. See {Smut}, n.] A stain; a dirty spot. B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • smutch — index onus (stigma) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • smutch — (v.) 1610s, variant of SMUDGE (Cf. smudge) (q.v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • smutch — [smuch] vt. [akin to SMUT] to make dirty; smudge n. 1. a dirty spot or mark; smudge 2. soot, smut, grime, or dirt smutchy adj. smutchier, smutchiest …   English World dictionary

  • smutch — verb make a smudge on; soil by smudging • Syn: ↑smear, ↑blur, ↑smudge • Derivationally related forms: ↑smudge (for: ↑smudge), ↑smear ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • smutch — smutchless, adj. /smuch/, v.t. 1. to smudge or soil. n. 2. a smudge or stain. 3. dirt, grime, or smut. Also, smooch. [1520 30; perh. < MHG smutzen to smear; cf. G Schmutz SMUT] * * * …   Universalium

  • smutch — 1. verb To soil, stain or smudge 2. noun A stain, smudge or blot …   Wiktionary

  • smutch — (Roget s Thesaurus II) I verb To make dirty: befoul, begrime, besmirch, besoil, black, blacken, defile, dirty, smudge, soil, sully. See CLEAN. II noun A discolored mark made by smearing: blot, blotch, daub, smear, smirch, smudge, splotch, stain.… …   English dictionary for students

  • smutch — smÊŒtʃ n. smudge of something dirty or oily; smear, blot, stain v. make a smudge on; smear, smudge, blur, soil by smudging …   English contemporary dictionary

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