Simple Definition of rancid
of food : having a strong and unpleasant smell or taste from no longer being fresh
: full of anger and bitterness
Examples of rancid
Some foods become rancid quickly.
<an unscrupulous food vendor who's as rancid as the meat that he serves>
Origin of rancid
Latin rancidus, from rancēre to be rancid
First Known Use: 1646
Medical Definition of rancid
: having a rank smell or taste usually from chemical change or decomposition <rancid butter>
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