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smelly

[smel-ee] /ˈsmɛl i/
adjective, smellier, smelliest.
1.
emitting a strong or unpleasant odor; reeking.
Origin of smelly
1860-1865
First recorded in 1860-65; smell + -y1
Related forms
smelliness, noun
Can be confused
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British Dictionary definitions for smelly

smelly

/ˈsmɛlɪ/
adjective smellier, smelliest
1.
having a strong or nasty smell
Derived Forms
smelliness, noun
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Word Origin and History for smelly
adj.

1854, from smell (n.) + -y (2). Related: Smelliness.

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