Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To soil or stain.
  • noun A stain or spot of dirt.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To blacken with smoke, soot, or the like; smudge.
  • noun A black spot; a black stain; a smudge.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A stain; a dirty spot.
  • transitive verb To blacken with smoke, soot, or coal.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To soil, stain or smudge
  • noun A stain, smudge or blot

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb make a smudge on; soil by smudging

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Perhaps alteration of smudge.]

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