smutty

adjective

smut·​ty ˈsmə-tē How to pronounce smutty (audio)
smuttier; smuttiest
1
: soiled or tainted with smut
especially : affected with smut fungus
2
: obscene, indecent
a smutty joke
3
: resembling smut in appearance : sooty
smuttily adverb
smuttiness noun

Example Sentences

the movie was rated R because of some nude scenes and smutty dialogue a street urchin with a smutty face
Recent Examples on the Web The meter goes jaunty-iambic, smutty-iambic, with an ABAB rhyme scheme, as if to emphasize the mechanical, tum-pum nature of the thing. James Parker, The Atlantic, 8 Dec. 2022 One need only refer to his last full-length effort, 2020’s Papi Juancho, which returned the Colombian singer and bonafide superstar to smutty form following the arena ambitions of the preceding 11:11. Gary Suarez, Rolling Stone, 13 June 2022 Hunter’s subjects–in all of their goofy and smutty glory– are glowing with an aura of genuine internet optimism that feels enviable. Cassidy George, Vogue, 2 June 2022 But his filth, absurdity, and sense of seeing things from a different perspective felt ever-present in my smutty way of being in the world. Daniel Scheffler, SPIN, 4 May 2022 Fueling their smutty little project, however, are some serious dreams. Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times, 17 Mar. 2022 Robert inherently understands that in this series and exploits it to her own fabulously smutty ends. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, 11 Feb. 2022 This isn’t about literature being titillating, smutty or profane. Washington Post, 4 Nov. 2021 Shygirl utilizes her deep vibrato and smutty lyricism to generate energy that’s raunchy and infectious. Keegan Brady, Rolling Stone, 29 June 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1597, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of smutty was in 1597

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“Smutty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/smutty. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

smutty

adjective
smut·​ty ˈsmət-ē How to pronounce smutty (audio)
smuttier; smuttiest
1
: soiled or tainted with smut
a smutty face
2
: affected with smut fungus
smutty plants
3
: obscene sense 2, indecent
smutty jokes
smuttily adverb
smuttiness noun

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