Smirch Definition

smûrch
smirches
verb
To make dirty or discolor as by smearing or staining with grime.
Webster's New World
To sully or dishonor (a reputation, good name, etc.)
Webster's New World
To dishonor; defame.
American Heritage
noun
A smudge; smear; stain.
Webster's New World
A stain on a reputation, etc.
Webster's New World
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Origin of Smirch

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

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English smorchen

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

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