\ ˈsmi-thē How to pronounce smithy (audio) also -t͟hē \
plural smithies

Definition of smithy

1 : the workshop of a smith

Examples of smithy in a Sentence

They tore down the old smithy behind the general store.
Recent Examples on the Web Dine at Ariana Restaurant, a restaurant built into a cozy bungalow, or The Blacksmith Restaurant, which was built into a former smithy. Claire Trageser, Travel + Leisure, "The 50 Best Romantic Getaways," 28 Apr. 2020 Stop by to see the town smithy pump the mighty bellows, making utensils used by the local townsfolk., "Community News For The Hebron Edition," 13 Sep. 2019 Two French consular officials took an Uber to Wahls’ smithy during an Indy visit after stumbling across his website in France. Sarah Bahr, Indianapolis Star, "He once drove a $60,000 Jaguar and almost drank himself to death. He found salvation in steel and flames.," 7 June 2019 Wahls is hard at work inside his smithy in a former Rabourns Garage gas station that dates from 1901. Sarah Bahr, Indianapolis Star, "He once drove a $60,000 Jaguar and almost drank himself to death. He found salvation in steel and flames.," 7 June 2019 Subtext, allusion, nuance, dramatic irony: these were the smithies upon which mistakes were forged. Gregory Pardlo, The New Yorker, "The Cost of Defying the President," 12 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of smithy

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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13 May 2020

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“Smithy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of smithy

: the place where a blacksmith works


\ ˈsmi-thē How to pronounce smithy (audio) \
plural smithies

Kids Definition of smithy

: the workshop of someone who works in metals and especially of a blacksmith

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