an unpleasant or offensive odor; stench.

Origin of malodor

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

Related Words for malodor

stink, smell, stench, redolence, funk, fetor, malodor, mephitis, foulness

Examples from the Web for malodor

Historical Examples of malodor

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


    James Huneker

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

    Excuse Me!

    Rupert Hughes