- a strong, offensive smell; stench.
Origin of fetor
Examples from the Web for foetor
Historical Examples of foetor
The "Foetor Judaiicus" must be noticeable also to have deserved the term.Ranching, Sport and Travel
Some had foetor of the breath as an early symptom, but others had it not.
He adds, from some other source of information, that children had generally clammy sweats upon them, with foetor of the breath.
- a variant spelling of fetor
- an offensive stale or putrid odour; stench
Word Origin for fetor
"offensive smell," mid-15c., from Latin fetor, foetor, from fetere (see fetid).
- A very offensive odor.