- The definition of fetid is something that smells really bad or unpleasant.
Rotting, spoiled food is an example of something that might be described as fetid.
fetid definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English ; from Classical Latin fetidus, foetidus ; from Classical Latin foetere, to stink ; from Indo-European an unverified form dhwoitos ; from base an unverified form dheu-, to blow about from source dull
fetid definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Middle English, from Latin fētidus, from fētēre, to stink.
- fetˈid·ly adverb
- fetˈid·ness noun
fetid - Medical Definition