EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SMUT

That had been the last of Smut's days of prowess had I not fortunately had a spear.

Smut and Bran had him by the ears, and a thrust with the knife finished him.

It was known in unofficial circles as Smut One and attendance was compulsory.

To the men he was Smut, and no one ever thought of calling him anything else.

The shining surface reflected the Smut, and he seemed to himself to be two.

Why, you were dancing and jumping and calling to Smut when I met you as if there was nothing the matter!

You can walk with mamma alone then, Alie, and Smut and I will come after you.

Smut was very fond of Bridget, who had a very big heart for all dumb animals.

P'raps I'd better fix to try again after all—what do you think, Smut?'

They were Bridget and Smut, both apparently absorbed in admiring the sunset.

WORD ORIGIN

1660s, "black mark, stain," from verb smutten "debase, defile" (late 14c.), later "stain or mark with soot, etc." (1580s), cognate with Middle High German smotzen "make dirty," from West Germanic *smutt- (cf. Middle High German smuz "grease, dirt;" German Schmutz "dirt," schmutzen "to make dirty"). The meaning "indecent or obscene language" is first attested 1660s.

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