smelly

[ smel-ee ]
/ ˈsmɛl i /

adjective, smell·i·er, smell·i·est.

emitting a strong or unpleasant odor; reeking.

Origin of smelly

First recorded in 1860–65; smell + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM smelly

smell·i·ness, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH smelly

malodorous odious odoriferous odorous smelly stinky
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British Dictionary definitions for smelly

smelly
/ (ˈsmɛlɪ) /

adjective smellier or smelliest

having a strong or nasty smell

Derived forms of smelly

smelliness, noun
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