[ mal-oh-der ]
/ mælˈoʊ dər /


an unpleasant or offensive odor; stench.

Nearby words

  1. malmö,
  2. malnourished,
  3. malnourishment,
  4. malnutrition,
  5. malocclusion,
  6. malodorous,
  7. malonate,
  8. malone,
  9. malone, edmond,
  10. malonic

Origin of malodor

First recorded in 1815–25; mal- + odor Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for malodor

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

    Excuse Me!|Rupert Hughes
  • Zola and his gang delved into moral cesspools, and the world grew aweary of the malodor.

    Unicorns|James Huneker