odiferous

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Shortened from odoriferous

AdjectiveEdit

odiferous ‎(comparative more odiferous, superlative most odiferous)

  1. (proscribed) Odoriferous; smelly
    • 2007 August 16, Stephanie Rosenbloom, “My Dad, American Inventor”[1], New York Times:
      But as more fathers have taken hands-on roles in child rearing, tackling some of the grittier and more odiferous chores of parenthood [] .
    • 19 May 2015, Ken Pontac, Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures, episode 41 (season 2 episode 15) The Ghost Behind the Throne
      Lord Betrayus Spheros (voiced by Samuel Vincent Khouth, speaking to President-elect Obtuse about his pet skunk) "Something smells rotten in the roundhouse, and it's not your odiferous pet!"
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