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smutch

[smuhch] /smʌtʃ/
verb (used with object)
1.
to smudge or soil.
noun
2.
a smudge or stain.
3.
dirt, grime, or smut.
Also, smooch.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; perhaps < Middle High German smutzen to smear; compare German Schmutz smut
Related forms
smutchless, adjective
unsmutched, adjective
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  • Examine well his milk-white hand, the palm is hardly clean,-but here and there an ugly smutch appears.
British Dictionary definitions for smutch

smutch

/smʌtʃ/
verb
1.
(transitive) to smudge; mark
noun
2.
a mark; smudge
3.
soot; dirt
Derived Forms
smutchy, adjective
Word Origin
C16: probably from Middle High German smutzen to soil; see smut
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Word Origin and History for smutch
v.

1610s, variant of smudge (v.). As a noun from 1520s.

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