transitive verb

chiefly Scottish : stain, tarnish
chiefly Scottish : contaminate, sully
often used of persons
chiefly Scottish : infect

Word History


Middle English smitten, from Old English smittian; akin to Old Frisian smitta to dirty, defile, Middle Low German smitten, Old High German bismizzan, bismīzan

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“Smit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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