smirch

verb \ ˈsmərch \

Definition of smirch

transitive verb
1 a : to make dirty, stained, or discolored : sully
b : to smear with something that stains or dirties
2 : to bring discredit or disgrace on

smirch

noun

Examples of smirch in a Sentence

  1. their clothes were smirched by dust from the trail

  2. this scandal will forever smirch the name of a once-great family

Origin and Etymology of smirch

Middle English smorchen



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