: a dark stain : smudge
smutch transitive verb
smutchy adjective

Word History


akin to Middle English smogen to smudge

First Known Use

1530, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of smutch was in 1530

Dictionary Entries Near smutch

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“Smutch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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