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a. A particle of dirt or soot: "the smoke and flames blowing from the lantern which peppered him with large black smuts" (Joyce Cary).
b. A smudge made by soot, smoke, or dirt.
2. Sexually explicit or prurient language or material, such as books or movies.
3. See smut fungus.
v. smut·ted, smut·ting, smuts
1. To blacken or smudge, as with smoke or grime.
2. To affect (a plant) with smut fungus.
To be or become blackened or smudged.
[From Middle English smotten, smutten, to defile.]
Smuts(smŭts, smœts), Jan Christiaan 1870-1950.
South African soldier and politician. He was a Boer commander in the second Boer War (1899-1902) and prime minister of the Union of South Africa (1919-1924 and 1939-1948).
(Biography) Jan Christiaan (jan ˈkristiˌan). 1870–1950, South African statesman; prime minister (1919–24; 1939–48). He fought for the Boers during the Boer War, then worked for Anglo-Boer reconciliation and served the Allies during World Wars I and II
Jan Christiaan, 1870–1950, prime minister of South Africa 1919–24, 1939–48.