odiferous

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Shortened from odoriferous.

Adjective[edit]

odiferous (comparative more odiferous, superlative most odiferous)

  1. (proscribed) Odoriferous; smelly
    • 1985, Punch (volume 288, page 70)
      Emanating from 300 cheeses of 11 European countries, it quite overwhelms the odiferous tramp of American tourists, intent on completing their Burberried English look by tucking a Stilton under each arm; []
    • 2007 August 16, Stephanie Rosenbloom, “My Dad, American Inventor”, in New York Times[1]:
      But as more fathers have taken hands-on roles in child rearing, tackling some of the grittier and more odiferous chores of parenthood [] .
    • 19 May 2015, Ken Pontac, Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures, episode 41 (season 2 episode 15) The Ghost Behind the Throne
      Lord Betrayus Spheros (voiced by Samuel Vincent Khouth, speaking to President-elect Obtuse about his pet skunk) "Something smells rotten in the roundhouse, and it's not your odiferous pet!"