smut

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈsmʌt/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/smʌt/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(smut)

Inflections of 'smut' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
smuts
v 3rd person singular
smutting
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
smutted
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
smutted
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
smut /smʌt/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. [uncountable] sooty matter.
  2. [countable] a black or dirty mark;
    smudge.
  3. [uncountable] indecent language or writing;
    obscenity.
  4. [uncountable]
    • Plant Diseasesa disease of plants caused by fungi.
    • Plant Diseasesa fungus causing this disease.
smut•ti•ness, n. [uncountable]
smut•ty, adj.,  -ti•er, -ti•est. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
smut  (smut),USA pronunciation n., v.,  smut•ted, smut•ting. 
n. 
  1. a particle of soot;
    sooty matter.
  2. a black or dirty mark;
    smudge.
  3. indecent language or publications;
    obscenity.
  4. [Plant Pathol.]
    • Plant Diseasesa disease of plants, esp. cereal grasses, characterized by the conversion of affected parts into black, powdery masses of spores, caused by fungi of the order Ustilaginales.
    • Plant Diseasesa fungus causing this disease.

v.t. 
  1. to soil or smudge.

v.i. 
  1. Plant Diseasesto become affected with smut, as a plant.
  • akin to earlier smit (Old English smitte), by association with smudge, smutch 1580–90

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
smut /smʌt/ n
  1. a small dark smudge or stain, esp one caused by soot
  2. a speck of soot or dirt
  3. something obscene or indecent
  4. any of various fungal diseases of flowering plants, esp cereals, in which black sooty masses of spores cover the affected parts
  5. any parasitic basidiomycetous fungus of the order Ustilaginales that causes such a disease
vb (smuts, smutting, smutted)
  1. to mark or become marked or smudged, as with soot
  2. to affect (grain) or (of grain) to be affected with smut
Etymology: Old English smitte; related to Middle High German smitze; associated with smudge, smutch

ˈsmutty adj ˈsmuttily adv ˈsmuttiness n
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