smirch

verb
\ ˈsmərch How to pronounce smirch (audio) \
smirched; smirching; smirches

Definition of smirch

transitive verb

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

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Examples of smirch in a Sentence

their clothes were smirched by dust from the trail this scandal will forever smirch the name of a once-great family

First Known Use of smirch

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for smirch

Middle English smorchen

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The first known use of smirch was in the 15th century

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“Smirch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/smirch. Accessed 1 Jun. 2020.

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