One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the whole place reeked of cheap perfume’
stink, smell, smell bad, smell disgusting, give off a bad smell, smell to high heaven, stink to high heaven
1‘the reek of cattle dung’
stink, bad smell, foul smell, stench, taint, effluvium
British informal niff, pong, whiff, hum
Scottish informal guff
North American informal, dated funk
rare miasma, mephitis, malodour, fetor
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