(UK, slang, with "the") London.
- Something that deceives or distorts the truth:
Your explanation is nothing but smoke and mirrors.
- to be consumed by fire
- to come to nothing; fail utterly
Other Word Forms of Smoke
Origin of Smoke
From Middle English smoke, from Old English smoca (“smoke"), probably a derivative of the verb smocian (“to smoke, emit smoke; fumigate"), from Proto-Germanic *smukōnÄ… (“to smoke"), ablaut derivative of Proto-Germanic *smeukanÄ… (“to smoke"), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)meug(h)- (“to smoke"). Related to Old English smÄ“ocan (“to smoke, emit smoke; fumigate"), Dutch smook (“smoke"), Middle Low German smōk (“smoke"), German dialectal Schmauch (“smoke"), Bavarian schmuckelen (“to smell bad, reek").
Middle English from Old English smoca
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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