Definition for SMUT

SMUT, n. [Dan. smuds; Sax. smitta; D. smet, a spot or stain; Sw. smitta, to taint; D. smoddig, dirty; smodderen, to smut; G. schmutz.]

  1. A spot made with soot or coal; or the foul matter itself.
  2. A parasitic fungus, which forms on corn. Sometimes the whole ear is blasted and converted into smut. This is often the fact with maiz. Smut lessens the value of wheat.
  3. Obscene language.

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