I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English smæc; akin to Old High German smac taste and probably to Lithuanian smaguris sweet tooth Date: before 12th century 1. characteristic taste or flavor; also a perceptible taste or tincture 2. a small quantity II. intransitive verb Date: 13th century 1. to have a taste or flavor 2. to have a trace, vestige, or suggestion <
a proposal that smacks of treason
III. noun Etymology: Dutch smak or Low German smack Date: 1533 a sailing ship (as a sloop or cutter) used chiefly in coasting and fishing IV. verb Etymology: akin to Middle Dutch smacken to strike Date: 1557 transitive verb 1. to close and open (lips) noisily and often in rapid succession especially in eating 2. a. to kiss with or as if with a smack b. to strike so as to produce a smack intransitive verb to make or give a smack V. noun Date: 1570 1. a quick sharp noise made by rapidly compressing and opening the lips 2. a loud kiss 3. a sharp slap or blow VI. adverb Date: 1782 squarely and sharply ; directly <
smack in the middle
VII. noun Etymology: perhaps from Yiddish shmek sniff, whiff, pinch (of snuff) Date: circa 1960 slang heroin

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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