smatch (plural smatches)

  1. smack, taste
    • 1599, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Ivlivs Cæsar”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act V, (please specify the scene number in lowercase Roman numerals)]:
      Thy life hath had some smatch of honour in it
  2. tincture
  3. trace, small quantity, smidge, smattering or smidgen

smatch (smatches, present participle smatching; past and past participle smatched)

  1. (intransitive) To have a taste, smack.
  2. (transitive) To have a taste or sample of, smack of, taste.
  3. (obsolete) To smack.

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