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

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 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,, 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 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 See More

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First Known Use of smutty

1597, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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11 Jun 2022

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“Smutty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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