Smirch meaning

smûrch
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To sully or dishonor (a reputation, good name, etc.)
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To soil, stain, or dirty with or as if with a smearing agent.
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To dishonor; defame.
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Something, such as a blot, smear, or stain, that smirches.
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To make dirty or discolor as by smearing or staining with grime.
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A smudge; smear; stain.
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A stain on a reputation, etc.
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Dirt.
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(of a reputation) Stain.
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To dirty; to make dirty.
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Origin of smirch

  • Middle English smorchen

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

  • A chirp of radiation power from an astronomical body that has a smeared appearance om its plot in the time-frequency plane (usually associated with massive bodies orbiting supermassive black holes)

    From Wiktionary

  • Attested since the 15th Century CE; possibly from Old French esmorcher (“to torture"), from Latin morsus (“bitten").

    From Wiktionary