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

  • transitive v. To soil or stain.
  • n. A stain or spot of dirt.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To soil, stain or smudge
  • n. A stain, smudge or blot

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • v. make a smudge on; soil by smudging

Etymologies

Perhaps alteration of smudge.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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