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smutch

[ smuhch ]
/ smʌtʃ /
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verb (used with object)

to smudge or soil.

noun

a smudge or stain.
dirt, grime, or smut.

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Also smooch.

Origin of smutch

1520–30; perhaps <Middle High German smutzen to smear; compare German Schmutzsmut

OTHER WORDS FROM smutch

smutchless, adjectiveun·smutched, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for smutch

smutch
/ (smʌtʃ) /

verb

(tr) to smudge; mark

noun

a mark; smudge
soot; dirt

Derived forms of smutch

smutchy, adjective

Word Origin for smutch

C16: probably from Middle High German smutzen to soil; see smut
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