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smut (n.)

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- (source also of 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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Definitions of smut
1
smut (n.)
a black colloidal substance consisting wholly or principally of amorphous carbon and used to make pigments and ink;
Synonyms: carbon black / lampblack / soot / crock
smut (n.)
destructive diseases of plants (especially cereal grasses) caused by fungi that produce black powdery masses of spores;
smut (n.)
any fungus of the order Ustilaginales;
Synonyms: smut fungus
smut (n.)
an offensive or indecent word or phrase;
Synonyms: obscenity / vulgarism / filth / dirty word
smut (n.)
creative activity (writing or pictures or films etc.) of no literary or artistic value other than to stimulate sexual desire;
Synonyms: pornography / porno / porn / erotica
2
smut (v.)
make obscene;
This line in the play smuts the entire act
smut (v.)
stain with a dirty substance, such as soot;
smut (v.)
become affected with smut;
the corn smutted and could not be eaten
smut (v.)
affect with smut or mildew, as of a crop such as corn;
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