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smack

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noun \ˈsmak\

Definition of smack

  1. 1 :  characteristic taste or flavor; also :  a perceptible taste or tincture

  2. 2 :  a small quantity



Origin of smack

Middle English, from Old English smæc; akin to Old High German smac taste and probably to Lithuanian smaguris sweet tooth


First Known Use: before 12th century


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smack

intransitive verb

Definition of smack

  1. 1 :  to have a taste or flavor

  2. 2 :  to have a trace, vestige, or suggestion <a proposal that smacks of treason>



13th Century

First Known Use of smack

13th century


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smack

noun

Definition of smack

  1. :  a sailing ship (as a sloop or cutter) used chiefly in coasting and fishing



Origin of smack

Dutch smak or Low German smack


First Known Use: 1533


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smack

verb

Definition of smack

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to close and open (lips) noisily and often in rapid succession especially in eating

  3. 2a :  to kiss with or as if with a smackb :  to strike so as to produce a smack

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to make or give a smack



Origin of smack

akin to Middle Dutch smacken to strike


First Known Use: 1557


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smack

noun

Definition of smack

  1. 1 :  a quick sharp noise made by rapidly compressing and opening the lips

  2. 2 :  a loud kiss

  3. 3 :  a sharp slap or blow



1570

First Known Use of smack

1570


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smack

adverb

Simple Definition of smack

  • : exactly or directly

Full Definition of smack

  1. :  squarely and sharply :  directly <smack in the middle>

Examples of smack

  1. She dropped the book smack in the middle of the table.

  2. The ball hit me smack in the face.



1782

First Known Use of smack

1782


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smack

noun

Definition of smack

slang

  1. :  heroin



Origin of smack

perhaps from Yiddish shmek sniff, whiff, pinch (of snuff)


First Known Use: circa 1960



SMACK Defined for Kids

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smack

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verb \ˈsmak\

Definition of smack

smackedsmack·ing

  1. 1 :  to make or give a noisy slap

  2. 2 :  to close and open the lips noisily especially in eating

  3. 3 :  to kiss usually loudly or hard




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smack

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noun

Definition of smack

  1. 1 :  a noisy slap or blow

  2. 2 :  a quick sharp noise made by the lips (as in enjoyment of some taste)

  3. 3 :  a loud kiss




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smack

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adverb

Definition of smack

  1. :  in a square and sharp manner :  directly <One side of the house … was smack up against the mountain … — Virginia Hamilton, M. C. Higgins>




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smack

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verb

Definition of smack

smackedsmacking

  1. :  to seem to contain or involve <The remark smacks of spite.>




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smack

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noun

Definition of smack

  1. :  a slight taste, trace, or touch of something <I had always my eye open for seafaring men … and … he had a smack of the sea about him … — Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island>





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