[ smith-ee, smith-ee ]
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noun,plural smith·ies.
  1. the workshop of a smith, especially a blacksmith.

  2. a blacksmith.

Origin of smithy

1250–1300; Middle English smithi<Old Norse smithja; akin to Old English smiththe.See smith

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How to use smithy in a sentence

  • The smithy character, played by Dustin Ybarra, is so cartoonish as to be off-putting rather than gleefully adolescent.

  • In every smithy and factory bowie-knives were being forged with all speed, and 10,000 men were already armed with them.

    The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
  • My smithy lies yonder, beyond that turn of the road and behind the biggest oak tree in the country.

    Dorothy at Skyrie | Evelyn Raymond
  • A big car was passing slowly up the village street, and as it came abreast the smithy the doctor raised his hat.

    Uncanny Tales | Various
  • Thrice, all his strength flew with a downright stroke,—a smithy's sledge less crushing.

    God Wills It! | William Stearns Davis

British Dictionary definitions for smithy


/ (ˈsmɪðɪ) /

nounplural smithies
  1. a place in which metal, usually iron or steel, is worked by heating and hammering; forge

Origin of smithy

Old English smiththe; related to Old Norse smithja, Old High German smidda, Middle Dutch smisse

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