Smeddum Definition

noun

Fine powder; flour.

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The powder or finest part of ground malt.

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(mining) Smitham.

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(Scotland) Zest, energy; pluck; sagacity; quickness of apprehension; gumption; spirit; mettle.

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(UK dialectal, Northern England) Ore small enough to pass through the wire bottom of a sieve.

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Origin of Smeddum

  • From Middle English smedma, from Old English smedma, smedema (“fine flour, pollen meal, meal”).

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