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smatch

noun
  1. a less common word for smack 1
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Examples from the Web for smatch

Historical Examples

  • In the style of the lady's note to you I can easily perceive a smatch of her character.

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  • For my own part I have always held him high, though there is a smatch about his morality which I would rather not have there.

  • She speaks the dialect of despair; her tongue has a smatch of Tartarus and the souls in bale.

  • He passes the more plausibly because all men have a smatch of his humour, and it is thought freeness which is malice.


Word Origin and History for smatch

see smack (n.1); smack (v.3).

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