Origin and Etymology of smut
First Known Use: 1587See Words from the same year
Definition of smut
Examples of smut in a Sentence
Smut is not allowed in this house.
obscenity laws that aimed to stamp out smut
Recent Examples of smut from the Web
Short of real smut, why cover up such objects of desire?
Head here for contemporary interpretations of Mexican food like spaghetti with huitlacoche sauce, made from corn smut, a fungal corn growth that adds nutrients and flavor.
What Playboy offered to readers went beyond smut
A dwindling number of peep shows, strip clubs and adult DVD stores have survived New York City’s two-decade legal war on smut and now, some of the survivors are worried a recent court decision could put them under for good.
In this case, teaching a computer to identify smut.
Bermudagrass smut shows up in early to mid-summer each year.
Grilled corn with caviar and creme fraiche flavored with the Mexican corn smut called huitlacoche.
Taken as a whole, this vast trove of smut is the Kinsey Report of our time, shedding light on the multiplicity of erotic desires and sexual behaviors in our midst.
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First Known Use of smut
Synonymscrud, dirt, grime, gunk, muck, filth, soil
Related Wordsscum, sewage, sewerage, slime, sludge, swill; dross, dust [British], garbage, junk, litter, refuse, rubbish, scrap, trash, waste; crock [dialect], soot; dinginess, dirtiness, dustiness, filthiness, foulness, griminess, grubbiness, nastiness, squalidness, uncleanliness, uncleanness
Near Antonymscleanliness, cleanness
SMUT Defined for English Language Learners
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
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