Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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CARFUMISH, Curfumish, v. [kɑr′fʌmɪʃ, kʌr-]

1. “To diffuse a very bad smell” (Fif. 1825 Jam.2).

2. “To overpower by means of a bad smell” (Ib.).

[Fumish from O.Fr. fumage, a dunging, manuring, from fumer, to smoke, reek, to dung, manure (Cotgrave). For prefix, see Carfuffle above.]

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