Origin: D. Smak; akin to LG. Smack, smak, Dan. Smakke, G. Schmacke, F. Semaque.
1. Taste or flavor, especially. A slight taste or flavor; savor; tincture; as, a smack of bitter in the medicine. Also used figuratively. So quickly they have taken a smack in covetousness. (Robynson (More's utopia)) They felt the smack of this world. (Latimer)
Origin: OE. Smak, AS. Ssmc taste, savor; akin to D. Smaak, G. Geschmack, OHG. Smac; cf. Lith. Smagus pleasant. Cf. Smack.