smut

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English smutten(to defile, debase), related to German Schmutz(filth, dirt, smut) and schmutzen(to make dirty, stain).

Noun[edit]

smut ‎(countable and uncountable, plural smuts)

  1. (uncountable) Soot.
  2. (uncountable) Sexually vulgar material; something that is sexual in a dirty way; pornographic material.
  3. (uncountable) Obscene language; ribaldry; obscenity.
    • Addison
      He does not stand upon decency [] but will talk smut, though a priest and his mother be in the room.
  4. (derogatory) A promiscuous woman.
  5. Any of a range of fungi, mostly Ustilaginomycetes, that cause plant disease in grasses, including cereal crops; the disease so caused.
  6. (mining) Bad, soft coal containing earthy matter, found in the immediate locality of faults.

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  • (soot): filth
  • (sexually vulgar or pornographic material): filth
  • (promiscuous woman): slut

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Verb[edit]

smut ‎(third-person singular simple present smuts, present participle smutting, simple past and past participle smutted)

  1. To stain (or be stained) with soot etc.
  2. (intransitive) To gather smut; to be converted into smut; to become smutted.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Mortimer to this entry?)
  3. To taint (grain, etc.) with the smut fungus.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Francis Bacon to this entry?)
  4. To clear of the smut fungus.
    to smut grain for the mill

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Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

smut m ‎(genitive singular smuit, nominative plural smuit)

  1. stump; short piece; portion
  2. snout
  3. sulky expression, huff
  4. (zoology) rostrum

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Verb[edit]

smut ‎(present analytic smutann, future analytic smutfaidh, verbal noun smutadh, past participle smuta)

  1. (transitive) truncate, shorten
  2. Alternative form of smiot(hit, strike; smash; chip, chop; pare, whittle; fritter)

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