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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 and Etymology of smack

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


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smack

verb

Definition of smack

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to have a taste or flavor

  3. 2 :  to have a trace, vestige, or suggestion a proposal that smacks of treason

First Known Use of smack

13th century


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smack

noun

Definition of smack

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

Origin and Etymology of smack

Dutch smak or Low German smack


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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 and Etymology of smack

akin to Middle Dutch smacken to strike


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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

  4. 4 US, informal :  boastful or insulting language especially between opponents :  smack talk, trash talk —usually used in the phrase talk smack The college basketball season is barely a month old, yet the top two candidates for national player of the year are already talking smack. — Grant Wahl

First Known Use of smack

1570


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smack

adverb

Definition of smack

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

Examples of smack in a Sentence

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

  2. The ball hit me smack in the face.

First Known Use of smack

1782


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smack

noun

Definition of smack

slang

  1. :  heroin

Origin and Etymology of smack

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



SMACK Defined for English Language Learners

smack

adverb

Definition of smack for English Language Learners

  • : exactly or directly


SMACK Defined for Kids

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smack

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verb \ˈsmak\

Definition of smack for Students

smacked

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smacking

  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 for Students

  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 for Students

  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 for Students

smacked

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smacking

  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 for Students

  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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