smack1 [smak]
[ME smac < OE smæc, akin to Ger ( ge)schmack < IE base * smeg(h)-, to taste > Lith smaguriaúti, to nibble]
1. a distinctive taste or flavor, esp. one that is faint or slight
a) a small amount; bit
b) a touch, trace, or suggestion
to have a smack (of) [diction that smacks of the stage]
smack2 [smakdab′smak]
[< ? or akin to MDu smack, LowG smacke, of echoic orig.]
1. a sharp noise made by pressing the lips together and parting them suddenly, as in showing enjoyment of a taste
2. a loud kiss
a) a sharp blow with the hand or any flat object; slap
b) the sound of such a blow
1. to press (the lips) together and part them suddenly so as to make a smack
2. to kiss loudly
3. to slap loudly
to make a loud, sharp noise, as on impact
1. with or as with a smack; violently; sharply
2. directly; precisely; squarely: also Informal smack-dab [smakdab′]
smack down Slang
☆ to humble or reprimand (someone who is overstepping bounds)
smack3 [smak]
[prob. < Du smak (> Dan smakke, Sp zumaca) < smacken, to slap, SMACK1: from the flapping sail]
1. a small sailboat, usually rigged as a sloop
2. a fishing boat with a well for keeping fish alive
smack4 [smak]
[< ?]
Slang heroin

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