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smelly

adjective

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having an unpleasant smell
  • your smelly sneakers are enough to raise the dead

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The first known use of smelly was in 1862

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“Smelly.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/smelly. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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