Origin of rancid
Examples from the Web for rancid
You know the cartoon segment that used to be in colour in rancid old newspapers?The Rancid Ballad of Johnny Rotten: His Memoir Seethes With Anger—And Charm|Legs McNeil|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The workers had to use oxygen tanks to combat the rancid smell of death in temperatures that topped 90 degrees Fahrenheit.
No, this rancid bill of goods is also being by peddled by Fox News personalities.The Right’s Dangerous Rhetoric: Obama as an ‘Enemy Combatant’|Dean Obeidallah|February 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I will be happy if events prove me too pessimistic, but the political atmosphere in Washington is rancid.This Isn’t Obama’s Malaise, It’s GOP Intransigence|Robert Shrum|May 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
A rancid fat is one in which have been developed compounds of an odoriferous nature.Soap-Making Manual|E. G. Thomssen
Good butter is pale yellow, uniform throughout the whole mass, and free from rancid taste or odor.Science in the Kitchen.|Mrs. E. E. Kellogg
She was very dirty and smelt abominably of some kind of rancid oil.Moran of the Lady Letty|Frank Norris
While the boys hesitated, choking with the rancid and stifling odors about them, they saw the figure turn its head with an effort.On the Edge of the Arctic|Harry Lincoln Sayler
It was made with rancid fat, bad water, and boiled in the sea-brine.Flora Lyndsay|Susanna Moodie
British Dictionary definitions for rancid
Word Origin for rancid
Word Origin and History for rancid
1640s, from Latin rancidus "rank, stinking, offensive" (also source of Italian rancido, Spanish rancio), from rancere "be spoiled or rotten," of unknown origin. German ranzig is from French rancide. Related: Rancidness.