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1smut

verb \ˈsmət\
smut·tedsmut·ting

Definition of SMUT

transitive verb
1
:  to stain or taint with smut
2
:  to affect (a crop or plant) with smut
intransitive verb
:  to become affected by smut

Origin of SMUT

probably alteration of earlier smot to stain, from Middle English smotten; akin to Middle High German smutzen to stain
First Known Use: 1587

Rhymes with SMUT

2smut

noun

: language, pictures, or stories that deal with sex in a way that is offensive

Full Definition of SMUT

1
:  matter that soils or blackens; specifically :  a particle of soot
2
:  any of various destructive diseases especially of cereal grasses caused by parasitic basidiomycetous fungi (order Ustilaginales) and marked by transformation of plant parts into dark masses of spores; also :  a fungus causing a smut
3
:  obscene language or matter

Examples of SMUT

  1. Smut is not allowed in this house.
  2. obscenity laws that aimed to stamp out smut

First Known Use of SMUT

1664

smut

noun \ˈsmət\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SMUT

:  any of various destructive diseases especially of cereal grasses caused by parasitic fungi (order Ustilaginales); also :  a fungus causing a smut
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