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Smack

smack
A small sailing vessel, commonly rigged as a sloop, used chiefly in the coasting and fishing trade.
Origin: D. Smak; akin to LG. Smack, smak, Dan. Smakke, G. Schmacke, F. Semaque.
1. Taste or flavor, especially. A slight taste or flavor; savor; tincture; as, a smack of bitter in the medicine. Also used figuratively. So quickly they have taken a smack in covetousness. (Robynson (More’s utopia)) They felt the smack of this world. (Latimer)
2. A small quantity; a taste.
3. A loud kiss; a buss. A clamorous smack.
4. A quick, sharp noise, as of the lips when suddenly separated, or of a whip.
5. A quick, smart blow; a slap.
Origin: OE. Smak, AS. Ssmc taste, savor; akin to D. Smaak, G. Geschmack, OHG. Smac; cf. Lith. Smagus pleasant. Cf. Smack.


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