smut·​ty | \ ˈsmə-tē How to pronounce smutty (audio) \
smuttier; smuttiest

Definition of smutty

1 : soiled or tainted with smut especially : affected with smut fungus
2 : obscene, indecent a smutty joke
3 : resembling smut in appearance : sooty

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Other Words from smutty

smuttily \ ˈsmə-​tə-​lē How to pronounce smutty (audio) \ adverb
smuttiness \ ˈsmə-​tē-​nəs How to pronounce smutty (audio) \ noun

Examples of smutty in a Sentence

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 Shygirl utilizes her deep vibrato and smutty lyricism to generate energy that’s raunchy and infectious. Keegan Brady, Rolling Stone, 29 June 2021 Not salacious, or smutty, but an honest look at things that affect us. Globe Staff,, 4 Jan. 2021 His work — rueful, cerebral, gloriously smutty — includes trance poetry and automatic writing. Parul Sehgal, New York Times, 5 May 2020 Many from both parties, and the South, found Lincoln’s smutty frontier jokes and cackling enjoyment of lowbrow humor grotesquely unpresidential—never mind his uncombable hair and tendency to throw one leg over an arm of his chair. Edward Achorn, Time, 16 Feb. 2020 An ancient quarry near Hadrian’s Wall in northern England, for example, has offered a smutty glimpse into the lives of the Roman soldiers who built the famous fortification. Fox News, 30 Nov. 2019 If Booksmart was this year’s witty, girl-centric Superbad, then Good Boys (executive-produced, naturally, by Seth Rogen) is its smutty-sweet tween offspring: Superbrat. Leah Greenblatt,, 19 Aug. 2019 Outdoor equipment, smutty card games, enterprise software, and the dictionary are political. Ellen Cushing, The Atlantic, 26 June 2019 As the title implies, there’s virtually no action — the show consists of the meandering, generally pointless, often smutty conversations that take place while the characters wait for something to happen. Mike Hale, New York Times, 20 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of smutty

1597, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Smutty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of smutty

: relating to sex in a way that is offensive

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