smirch

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transitive verb \ˈsmərch\

Definition of smirch

  1. 1a :  to make dirty, stained, or discolored :  sullyb :  to smear with something that stains or dirties

  2. 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


First Known Use: 15th century


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