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smutty

[smuht-ee] /ˈsmʌt i/
adjective, smuttier, smuttiest.
1.
soiled with smut; grimy.
2.
indecent or obscene, as talk or writing:
a smutty novel.
3.
given to indecent or obscene talk, writing, etc., as a person.
4.
(of plants) affected with smut.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; smut + -y1
Related forms
smuttily, adverb
smuttiness, noun
unsmutty, adjective
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Word Origin and History for un smutty

smutty

adj.

1590s, "soiled with smut" (of grain); 1660s, "indecent," from smut + -y (2). Related: Smuttily; smuttiness. Smutty-nosed in ornithology means "having black nostrils."

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