smeek

1 of 2

transitive verb

ˈsmēk
-ed/-ing/-s
Scottish
: to clean, cure, dry, drive out, or fumigate by means of smoke or fumes

smeek

2 of 2

noun

"
plural -s
chiefly Scottish
: dense or black smoke
smeeky
-ki
adjective
-er/-est

Word History

Etymology

Transitive verb

Middle English smeken, from Old English smēocan to emit smoke, fumigate; akin to Old English smoca smoke

Noun

Middle English smek, alteration (influenced by smeken) of smech

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“Smeek.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/smeek. Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

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