smudgy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

smudge +‎ -y

Adjective[edit]

smudgy (comparative smudgier, superlative smudgiest)

  1. Marked with smudges.
    • 1979, Roald Dahl, The Twits
      As you know, an ordinary unhairy face like yours or mine simply gets a bit smudgy if it is not washed often enough, and there's nothing so awful about that. But a hairy face is a very different matter.
  2. Like a thick smoke (such as is emitted by a smudge pot).