Origin of putrid
Examples from the Web for putrid
They have putrid California grapes for eyes, puffed-out cheeks of spoiled plums, sweltered eggplant lips.Whatever You Do Someone Will Die. A Short Story About Impossible Choices in Iraq|Nathan Bradley Bethea|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“The article appears to consist in whole or in part of a filthy, putrid, or decomposed substance,” noted the official report form.
In the latest CBS/NYT poll, the GOP had a putrid 31 percent approval rating, its lowest ever recorded.
The instant she'd opened him up, she detected the putrid, pungent smell of booze as it breaks down in the body.
The water is rank, putrid, evil-smelling; but the fierce, mad craving for drink is not to be denied.Norman Ten Hundred|A. Stanley Blicq
They subsisted on shell fish, putrid whale's blubber, or a few tasteless berries and fungi.An Introduction to the History of Science|Walter Libby
If you want to go back to your putrid midnight oil, go back to it; if you want to get out of the golf, get out of it!My Lord Duke|E. W. Hornung
The entire crew was suffering from putrid fever, probably owing to the dampness of the new vessel.Celebrated Travels and Travellers|Jules Verne
They were then ready to eat carrion that was putrid, so that it is little wonder that they suffered much from scurvy.Pioneers in Canada|Sir Harry Johnston
Word Origin for putrid
early 15c., from Latin putridus, from putrere "to rot," from putris "rotten, crumbling," related to putere "to stink," from PIE root *pu- "to rot, stink" (see pus). First in reference to putrid fever, an old name for typhus (also known in Middle English as putrida). Related: Putrification.