ˈsmi-thē How to pronounce smithy (audio)
 also  -t͟hē
plural smithies
: the workshop of a smith

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Example Sentences

They tore down the old smithy behind the general store.
Recent Examples on the Web Actually, the story’s already pretty strange by the time our medieval heroine, a girl with a bird — specifically, and significantly, a curlew — on her shoulder and a smithy’s tools in hand, mysteriously appears in our present-day heroine’s house. Washington Post, 4 May 2022 The transformation, complete with an iron smithy converted from an old wood barn, was uncanny, as if the crew had conveniently stumbled upon a portal to the 19th century. New York Times, 6 May 2021 This 11th-century Viking settlement includes eight houses, a woodworking shop, a charcoal kiln and a smithy. Corryn Wetzel, Smithsonian Magazine, 30 Nov. 2020 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, 28 Apr. 2020 Stop by to see the town smithy pump the mighty bellows, making utensils used by the local townsfolk., 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, 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, 7 June 2019 Subtext, allusion, nuance, dramatic irony: these were the smithies upon which mistakes were forged. Gregory Pardlo, The New Yorker, 12 Feb. 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of smithy was in the 13th century

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Cite this Entry

“Smithy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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Kids Definition

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

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