Smut meaning

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Sexually explicit or prurient language or material, such as books or movies.
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To affect (a plant) with smut fungus.
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(uncountable) Sexually vulgar material; something that is sexual in a dirty way; pornographic material.
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Smut is small flakes of dirt, or lewd or obscene pictures, movies or other media.

Small particles of soot are an example of smut.

Pornographic magazines are an example of smut.

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Sexually explicit or prurient language or material, such as books or movies.
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To blacken or smudge, as with smoke or grime.
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To affect (a plant) with smut fungus.
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To be or become blackened or smudged.
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To blacken or smudge, as with smoke or grime.
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To be or become blackened or smudged.
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A mark made by something dirty; soiled spot.
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Pornographic or indecent talk, writing, etc.
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To mark or affect with smut.
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To be marked or affected by smut.
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Any of various bacidiomycete fungi that are parasitic on plants and are distinguished by the black, powdery masses of spores that appear as sooty smudges on the affected plant parts. Smuts are parasitic chiefly on cereal grasses like corn and wheat and can cause enormous damage to crops.
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Any of the various plant diseases caused by smuts, such as corn smut.
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(uncountable) Soot.
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(uncountable) Obscene language; ribaldry; obscenity.
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(derogatory) A promiscuous woman.
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Any of a range of fungi, mostly Ustilaginomycetes, that cause plant disease in grasses, including cereal crops; the disease so caused.
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(mining) Bad, soft coal containing earthy matter, found in the immediate locality of faults.
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To stain (be stained) with soot etc.
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(intransitive) To gather smut; to be converted into smut; to become smutted.

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To taint (grain, etc.) with the smut fungus.

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To clear of the smut fungus.

To smut grain for the mill.

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Origin of smut

  • From Middle English smotten, smutten to defile

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

  • From Middle English smotten, smutten to defile

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

  • Late Middle English, related to German verb schmutzen (to make dirty)

    From Wiktionary