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EtymologyEdit

From smut +‎ -y. Related to German schmutzig (filthy, dirty, smutty).

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AdjectiveEdit

smutty (comparative smuttier, superlative smuttiest)

  1. Soiled with smut; blackened, dirty.
    • 1931, William Faulkner, Sanctuary, Vintage 1993, p. 62:
      She caught up the corner of her skirt and lifted the smutty coffee-pot from the stove.
  2. Obscene, indecent.
    • 1922 February, James Joyce, Ulysses, Paris: Shakespeare & Co.; Sylvia Beach, OCLC 560090630; republished London: Published for the Egoist Press, London by John Rodker, Paris, October 1922, OCLC 2297483:
      Episode 12, The Cyclops
      And what was it only one of the smutty yankee pictures Terry borrows off of Corny Kelleher. Secrets for enlarging your private parts.
    • 1938, Xavier Herbert, Capricornia, New York: D. Appleton-Century, 1943, Chapter XI, p. 178, [1]
      Prayter said with a smile to the faces looking down, "Rilly—this train's a joke, isn't it!"
      A wag yelled, "Yes—a smutty one!"
      With raucous laughter in his ears, the parson turned and looked for Lace, feeling rather lonely.
  3. Affected with the smut fungus.
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VerbEdit

smutty (third-person singular simple present smutties, present participle smuttying, simple past and past participle smuttied)

  1. (transitive) To make dirty; to soil.