from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. smack, taste
  • n. tincture
  • n. trace, small quantity, smidge, smattering or smidgen
  • v. To have a taste, smack.
  • v. To have a taste or sample of, smack of, taste.
  • v. To smack.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Taste; tincture; smack.
  • intransitive v. To smack.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To have a taste; smack.
  • To have a taste of; smack of.
  • n. Taste; tincture; also, a smattering; a small part.
  • n. The wheatear, a bird, See the quotation under arling.


From Middle English smacchen, smecchen ("to taste"), from Old English smæċċan ("to taste"), from Proto-Germanic *smakkōnan, *smakōnan, *smakkijanan (“to taste”), from Proto-Indo-European *smAk-, *smAg- (“to taste”). Cognate with Dutch smaken ("to taste"), German schmecken ("to taste"), Danish smage ("to taste"), Lithuanian smagù ("cheerful, enjoyable, pleasant"). (Wiktionary)


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