malodor

noun
mal·​odor | \ ˌmal-ˈō-dər How to pronounce malodor (audio) \

Definition of malodor

: an offensive odor

First Known Use of malodor

1825, in the meaning defined above

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“Malodor.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/malodor. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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