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Dictionary Definition

smack

Noun

1 a blow from a flat object (as an open hand) [syn: slap]
2 the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth [syn: relish, flavor, flavour, sapidity, savor, savour, tang]
3 a sailing ship (usually rigged like a sloop or cutter) used in fishing and sailing along the coast
4 street names for heroin [syn: big H, hell dust, nose drops, thunder]
5 an enthusiastic kiss [syn: smooch]
6 the act of smacking something; a blow delivered with an open hand [syn: smacking, slap] adv : directly; "he ran bang into the pole"; "ran slap into her" [syn: bang, slap, slapdash, bolt]

Verb

1 deliver a hard blow to; "The teacher smacked the student who had misbehaved" [syn: thwack]
2 have an element suggestive (of something); "his speeches smacked of racism" [syn: reek]
3 have a distinctive or characteristic taste; "This tastes of nutmeg" [syn: taste]
4 kiss lightly [syn: peck]
5 eat noisily by smacking one's lips

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

  • /smæk/
    Rhymes with: -æk

Etymology 1

From smǣc

Noun

  1. A distinct flavour.
  2. A slight trace of something; a smattering.
  3. heroin.

Verb

  1. To indicate or suggest something.
    Her reckless behavior smacks of pride.
Derived terms

Etymology 2

From smack, smak

Noun

  1. A small sailing vessel, commonly rigged as a sloop, used chiefly in the coasting and fishing trade.

Etymology 3

Noun

  1. A sharp blow; a slap. See also: spank.
  2. A loud kiss.

Verb

  1. To slap someone, or to make a smacking sound.

Adverb

  1. As if with a smack or slap
    Right smack bang in the middle.
Derived terms

Extensive Definition

Smack may refer to the following:
smack in Swedish: Smack

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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