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  • n. A small, nasty or insignificant person.


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    Popularity in the 21st Century

  • "So thou comest from Armstrong of Kinmont, boy; and had Kinmont Willie no better messenger at hand, that he had to fall back on a smatchet like thee?"

    Tales From Scottish Ballads

  • John Stewart, being re-examined and confronted with the child, was easily compelled to allow that the "little smatchet" was there, and to give that marvellous account of his correspondence with Elfland which we have noticed elsewhere.

    Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft

  • You'd break your fecking wrist swinging on of them smatchet around!!!

    Army Rumour Service

  • "Fifty years gone, Robin -- when she was but a smatchet [a very young person] -- I said that lass would do well.

    Clare Avery A Story of the Spanish Armada

  • The smatchet is far from being a wristbreaker (unless you're talking about the other guy;))

    Army Rumour Service


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  • "I couldn't be sure if the employee at the IRS answer desk was a smatchet or merely a gerbil, but the answer given was less than useless." A smatchet is a person pesky with self-importance yet so diametrically opposed to "cool" there is not even a quirk of personality worthy of sticking sarcasm upon. A person who strives - yet fails - to reach the goal of even being annoying.

    April 13, 2009

  • a small, nasty person.

    January 2, 2008