How to Pronounce smirch?

Correct pronunciation for the word "smirch" is [smˈɜːt͡ʃ], [smˈɜːt‍ʃ], [s_m_ˈɜː_tʃ].

"Smirch" in context

A smirch is a mark of dishonor or discredit. It often implies a stain on one's reputation or character that is difficult to remove. It can also refer to soiling or spoiling an item or piece of material, particularly fabric. In some cases, this can be done intentionally as an act of vandalism or malice towards someone.

The word smirch originated from the Old English smyrcan, which may derived from the Middle Low German smûrken or the Middle High German smūren, both meaning to blacken.


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