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1‘there was a smell of burning in the air’
2‘the smell of new-mown grass’
aroma, fragrance, scent, perfume, redolence, tang, savour
3‘27 cats lived there—you can imagine the smell’
stench, stink, reek, fetidness, effluvium, miasma
British informal pong, niff, whiff, hum
Scottish informal guff
North American informal funk
rare fetor, malodour, mephitis
1‘Peter smelled her perfume’
get a whiff of, scent, get a sniff of, detect the smell of
2‘the dogs smelled each other’
3‘the room was dirty and it smelled’
stink, stink to high heaven, reek, have a bad smell, be stinking, be malodorous
British informal pong, hum
4‘it smells like a hoax to me’
give the impression of, smack of, savour of, have the hallmarks of, have all the signs of, appear like, seem like, have the air of, suggest
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.