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From Middle English, borrowed from Old French putride or directly from Latin putridus (“rotten, decayed”), from putreō (“I am rotten or putrid”), from puter (“rotten, decaying, putrid”).
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈpjuː.tɹɪd/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈpju.tɹəd/
Audio (RP) (file)
putrid (comparative more putrid, superlative most putrid)
- Rotting, rotten, being in a state of putrefaction. [from 14th c.]
- putrid flesh; putrid matter; putrid meat
- 1599, W. Kinsayder or Theriomastix [pseudonyms; John Marston], The Scourge of Villanie. […], London: […] I[ames] R[oberts], →OCLC; republished as G[eorge] B[agshawe] Harrison, editor, The Scourge of Villanie (The Bodley Head Quartos; 13), London: John Lane, The Bodley Head […]; New York, N.Y.: E[dward] P[ayson] Dutton & Company, 1925, →OCLC:
- Quake guzzell dogs, that live on putrid slime.
- 2020 December, Dave Barry, "Year in review":
- […] vast quantities of putrid whale flesh were blasted into the sky
- Of, relating to, or characteristic of putrefaction, especially having a bad smell, like that of rotting flesh.
- Synonym: malodorous
- putrid smell; putrid odor
- Vile, disgusting.
- Morally corrupt
- Totally objectionable
rotting, rotten, being in a state of putrefaction
- “pū̆trid, adj.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.
From Latin putridus. Compare Romanian putred.
putrid m (feminine singular putridã, masculine plural putridz, feminine plural putridi or putride)
Borrowed from French putride, from Latin putridus. Doublet of the inherited putred.
putrid m or n (feminine singular putridă, masculine plural putrizi, feminine and neuter plural putride)
Declension of putrid
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