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(also smack dab) Exactly; precisely: What he said was smack on the mark/ Rosenthal was seated smack-dab next to the Prez in a relatively cozy dinner (1892+)noun
[probably ultimately echoic]
[1942+ Narcotics; fr Yiddish shmek, ''a smell, sniff''; an earlier sense was ''a small packet of drugs,'' hence merely a sniff or whiff]
: Smart people who are only interested in school are called ''nerds'' or ''smacks'' (1980s+ Teenagers)
city, seat of Henderson county, northwestern Kentucky, U.S., on a bluff overlooking the Ohio River, 7 miles (11 km) south of Evansville, Indiana. The town site, around Red Banks (settled 1784), was laid out in 1797 by the Transylvania Land Company and named for its promoter, Richard Henderson. Originally a farming settlement, its economy is evenly balanced among industry, agriculture (corn [maize], soybeans, wheat, livestock, and tobacco), oil, and coal. Manufactures include processed food (poultry), plastics, aluminum die castings, and apparel.