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The Collaborative International Dictionary

Reeky \Reek"y\ (-?), a. [From 2d Reek; cf. Reechy.]

  1. Soiled with smoke or steam; smoky; foul.

  2. Emitting reek. ``Reeky fen.''
    --Sir W. Scott.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

c.1400, "giving out offensive vapors," from reek (n.) + -y (2). Meaning "smoky" is c.1600. Related: Reekily; reekiness.


a. 1 soiled with smoke or steam; smoky; foul. 2 Emitting reek.

Usage examples of "reeky".

She was no longer there, and yet her face hovered like a breath in the cold, reeky light.

He had not taken twenty paces, however, before his ear-mike clicked and Reeky reported.

Having imbibed nothing more than the reeky air around him, Colin staggered drunkenly to the front door.

James was relaxed against a reeky sandbag full of mud and pieces of former men, reading.

Reeky, hurtling over the convoy had had time only to plant one limpet bomb on one vehicle before rocketing out of range.