The definition of fetid is something that smells really bad or unpleasant.adjective
Rotting, spoiled food is an example of something that might be described as fetid.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
Origin: ME < L fetidus, foetidus < L foetere, to stink < IE *dhwoitos < base *dheu-, to blow about > dull
Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Origin: Middle English, from Latin fētidus, from fētēre, to stink.
- fetˈid·ly adverb
- fetˈid·ness noun
fetid - Medical Definition