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smeller

[smel-er] /ˈsmɛl ər/
noun
1.
a person who smells.
2.
a person who tests by smelling.
3.
Informal. the nose.
4.
a tactile hair or process, as one of the whiskers of a cat; a feeler.
Origin of smeller
1510-1520
1510-20; smell + -er1
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smell a rat

verb phrase

To be suspicious: impossible for Schwartz not to have smelled a rat if he had day-to-day contact (1550+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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