Nearby words

  1. smaragd,
  2. smaragdine,
  3. smaragdite,
  4. smarm,
  5. smarmy,
  6. smart aleck,
  7. smart as a whip,
  8. smart ass,
  9. smart bomb,
  10. smart card

Origin of smart

before 1050; (v.) Middle English smerten, Old English -smeortan (only in the compound fyrsmeortende painful like fire), cognate with Old High German smerzan (German schmerzen); (adj.) Middle English smerte, smart quick, prompt, sharp, orig., biting, smarting, late Old English smearte, akin to the v.; (adv. and noun) Middle English smerte, derivative of the adj.

SYNONYMS FOR smart
ANTONYMS FOR smart
8. stupid.

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Derived Formssmartish, adjectivesmartly, adverbsmartness, noun

Word Origin for smart

Old English smeortan; related to Old High German smerzan, Latin mordēre to bite, Greek smerdnos terrible

Smart

/ (smɑːt) /

noun

Christopher. 1722–71, British poet, author of A Song to David (1763) and Jubilate Agno (written 1758–63, published 1939). He was confined (1756–63) for religious mania and died in a debtors' prison
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Word Origin and History for smarted
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