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malodor

[mal-oh-der]
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noun
  1. an unpleasant or offensive odor; stench.
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Origin of malodor

First recorded in 1815–25; mal- + odor
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words

stinksmellstenchredolencefunkfetormalodormephitisfoulness

Examples from the Web for malodor

Historical Examples

  • Zola and his gang delved into moral cesspools, and the world grew aweary of the malodor.

    Unicorns

    James Huneker

  • The place reeked with drifting tobacco smoke and the malodor of cigar stubs and cigarette ends.

    Excuse Me!

    Rupert Hughes