Rancid Definition

rănsĭd
adjective
Having the bad smell or taste of stale fats or oils; spoiled.
Webster's New World
Repugnant.
Webster's New World
His remarks were rancid; everyone got up and left.
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Origin of Rancid

  • From Latin rancidus (“stinking, rank, rancid, offensive"), from ranceō (“to stink") (sense in Middle Latin), from whence also English rancor, in Latin used only in present participle rancens (“stinking").

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin rancidus from rancēre to stink, be rotten

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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