Smouch

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Smouch A dark soil or stain; a smutch.
    • v. t Smouch To kiss closely.
    • v. t Smouch To smutch; to soil; as, to smouch the face.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n smouch Same as smutch.
    • smouch To kiss; buss.
    • n smouch A loud kiss; a smack; a buss.
    • n smouch A low-crowned hat.
    • smouch To take unfairly; also, to take unfair advantage of; chouse; gouge.
    • n smouch A Jew.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Smouch smowch a smack, a hearty kiss
    • v.t Smouch to kiss, to buss
    • v.t Smouch smowch to take advantage of, to chouse.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Akin to smack,

Usage

In literature:

So I'll mosey along now, and smouch a couple of case-knives.
"Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Complete" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Mr. Smouch, who was troubled with a hoarse cough, remained below, and expectorated in the passage.
"The Pickwick Papers" by Charles Dickens
There's a gaudy big grindstone down at the mill, and we'll smouch it, and carve the things on it, and file out the pens and the saw on it, too.
"Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Part 8" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
They have also greatly overdone the burnt hair-pin, as a huge smouch of black under each of their eyes attests.
"Nancy" by Rhoda Broughton
Then the king 'll get it again, and it 'll be a long day before he gives anybody another chance to smouch it from him.
"The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain
They smouch, or want to smouch, some of the taxes; and, therefore, they must not complain.
"Rural Rides" by William Cobbett
Around a broken table, sitting upon boxes, kegs, or rickety chairs, see a filthy crew dealing cards smouched with tobacco, grease and liquor.
"Gamblers and Gambling" by Henry Ward Beecher
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