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smut

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verb \ˈsmət\

Definition of smut

smutted

smutting

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to stain or taint with smut

  3. 2 :  to affect (a crop or plant) with smut

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to become affected by smut

Origin and Etymology of smut

probably alteration of earlier smot to stain, from Middle English smotten; akin to Middle High German smutzen to stain


First Known Use: 1587


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smut

noun

Definition of smut

  1. 1 :  matter that soils or blackens; specifically :  a particle of soot

  2. 2 :  any of various destructive diseases especially of cereal grasses caused by parasitic basidiomycetous fungi (order Ustilaginales) and marked by transformation of plant parts into dark masses of spores; also :  a fungus causing a smut

  3. 3 :  obscene language or matter

Examples of smut in a sentence

  1. Smut is not allowed in this house.

  2. obscenity laws that aimed to stamp out smut

1664

First Known Use of smut

1664


SMUT Defined for English Language Learners


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smut

noun

Definition of smut for English Language Learners

  • : language, pictures, or stories that deal with sex in a way that is offensive


SMUT Defined for Kids

smut

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noun \ˈsmət\

Definition of smut for Students

  1. 1 :  something (as a particle of soot) that soils or blackens

  2. 2 :  a destructive disease of plants (as cereal grasses) that is caused by a fungus

  3. 3 :  a fungus that causes smut


Medical Dictionary

smut

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noun \ˈsmət\

Medical Definition of smut

  1. :  any of various destructive diseases especially of cereal grasses caused by parasitic fungi (order Ustilaginales); also :  a fungus causing a smut


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