smutch

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/smʌtʃ/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(smuch)


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
smutch  (smuch),USA pronunciation v.t. 
  1. to smudge or soil.

n. 
  1. a smudge or stain.
  2. dirt, grime, or smut.
Also,  smooch.  smutchless, adj. 
  • Middle High German smutzen to smear; compare German Schmutz smut
  • perh. 1520–30

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
smutch /smʌtʃ/ vb
  1. (transitive) to smudge; mark
n
  1. a mark; smudge
  2. soot; dirt
Etymology: 16th Century: probably from Middle High German smutzen to soil; see smut

ˈsmutchy adj
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