smeddum

/ (ˈsmɛdəm) /

noun Scot

any fine powder
spirit or mettle; vigour

Nearby words

  1. smeary,
  2. smeaton,
  3. smeaton, john,
  4. smectic,
  5. smectite,
  6. smedley,
  7. smee,
  8. smeech,
  9. smegma,
  10. smegmalith

Word Origin for smeddum

Old English smedema fine flour

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Examples from the Web for smeddum

  • It wasn't your father—he hasn't the smeddum of a flea—but he wouldn't send you to do what he dassn't do himself.

    Rainbow Valley|Lucy Maud Montgomery