[smith-ee, smith -ee]
- the workshop of a smith, especially a blacksmith.
- a blacksmith.
Origin of smithy
1250–1300; Middle English smithi < Old Norse smithja; akin to Old English smiththe. See smith
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Examples from the Web for smithy
The Smithy character, played by Dustin Ybarra, is so cartoonish as to be off-putting rather than gleefully adolescent.Fall-Winter TV Preview: Snap Judgments of 2013–14’s New Shows
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Then we went back to the smithy to wait the result of the blast.A Woman Tenderfoot
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The cottage had once been a smithy, and the bellows had been left in its place.Ranald Bannerman's Boyhood
"The green light," Smithy was saying in horrified understanding.
Dean Rawson, with Smithy close at hand, pushed through the crowd.
He was showing the ring to Smithy as the men passed from hearing.
- a place in which metal, usually iron or steel, is worked by heating and hammering; forge
Old English smiththe; related to Old Norse smithja, Old High German smidda, Middle Dutch smisse
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Word Origin and History for smithy
"workshop of a smith," c.1300, from Old Norse smiðja (cognate with Old English smiððe), from Proto-Germanic *smith-ja-, from PIE smi- (see smith (n.)).
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