What does smudge mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. smudge(noun)

    a smoky fire to drive away insects

  2. smudge, spot, blot, daub, smear, smirch, slur(verb)

    a blemish made by dirt

    "he had a smudge on his cheek"

  3. smear, blur, smudge, smutch(verb)

    make a smudge on; soil by smudging


  1. smudge(Noun)

    A blemish; a smear.

    There was a smudge on the paper.

  2. smudge(Noun)

    Dense smoke, such as that used for fumigation.

  3. smudge(Verb)

    To obscure by blurring; to smear.

  4. smudge(Verb)

    To soil or smear with dirt.

  5. smudge

    To use dense smoke to protect from insects.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Smudge(noun)

    a suffocating smoke

    Etymology: [Cf. Dan. smuds smut, E. smutch, or smoke.]

  2. Smudge(noun)

    a heap of damp combustibles partially ignited and burning slowly, placed on the windward side of a house, tent, or the like, in order, by the thick smoke, to keep off mosquitoes or other insects

    Etymology: [Cf. Dan. smuds smut, E. smutch, or smoke.]

  3. Smudge(noun)

    that which is smeared upon anything; a stain; a blot; a smutch; a smear

    Etymology: [Cf. Dan. smuds smut, E. smutch, or smoke.]

  4. Smudge(verb)

    to stifle or smother with smoke; to smoke by means of a smudge

    Etymology: [Cf. Dan. smuds smut, E. smutch, or smoke.]

  5. Smudge(verb)

    to smear; to smutch; to soil; to blacken with smoke

    Etymology: [Cf. Dan. smuds smut, E. smutch, or smoke.]


  1. Smudge

    Smudge is an Australian rock band. Its frontman Tom Morgan is better known outside Australia as a songwriting collaborator of Evan Dando and his band The Lemonheads.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Smudge

    smuj, n. a spot, a stain: a choking smoke—v.t. to stifle: to fumigate with smoke.—n. Smud′ger, one who smudges: a plumber.—adj. Smud′gy, stained with smoke. [Scand., Sw. smuts, dirt, Dan. smuds, smut; Ger. schmutz.]

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    Song lyrics by smudge -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by smudge on the Lyrics.com website.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of smudge in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of smudge in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of smudge in a Sentence

  1. David Letterman:

    I'm just trying to make a smudge on the collective unconscious.

  2. Tiffany Ivan Spence:

    He came into my home and to me it looked just like a smudge, when I first saw Will, my instinct was to also hand him a wipe. It would have been common sense for any person who cares about children to help them if they didnt know they had that on their head.

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  • لطخةArabic
  • zamazatCzech
  • verschmieren, verwischen, FleckGerman
  • macular, desenfocarSpanish
  • tuhria, töhriä, savuttaa, tahria, tahra, läiskä, savustaaFinnish
  • bavure, maculerFrench
  • nodaIndonesian
  • sbavaturaItalian
  • კოცონიGeorgian
  • ukuparaMāori
  • марать, пачкать, испачкать, размазывать, замарать, размазать, пятноRussian

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    openly distrustful and unwilling to confide
    • A. witless
    • B. abrupt
    • C. disjointed
    • D. suspicious

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