smudgy

[ smuhj-ee ]
/ ˈsmʌdʒ i /

adjective, smudg·i·er, smudg·i·est.

marked with smudges; smeared; smeary.
emitting a stifling smoke; smoky.
British Dialect. humid; sweltering; sultry.

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Origin of smudgy

First recorded in 1840–50; smudge + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM smudgy

smudg·i·ly, adverbsmudg·i·ness, noun

Words nearby smudgy

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British Dictionary definitions for smudgy

smudgy
/ (smʌdʒɪ) /

adjective

smeared, blurred, or soiled, or likely to become so
made deliberately indistinct or cloudysmudgy colours

Derived forms of smudgy

smudginess, noun
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