smutty

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Etymology[edit]

From smut +‎ -y.

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smutty (comparative smuttier, superlative smuttiest)

  1. Soiled with smut; blackened, dirty.
    • 1931, William Faulkner, Sanctuary, Vintage 1993, p. 62:
      She caught up the corner of her skirt and lifted the smutty coffee-pot from the stove.
  2. Obscene, indecent.
    • 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses Episode 12, The Cyclops
      And what was it only one of the smutty yankee pictures Terry borrows off of Corny Kelleher. Secrets for enlarging your private parts.
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