Bedeutung von “smear” — Learner’s Dictionary

smear

noun [ C ] us uk /smɪər/
MARK

a dirty mark:

There was a smear of oil on his cheek.
STORY

an unpleasant and untrue story about someone that is meant to harm them, especially in politics:

She dismissed the story as a smear.
a smear campaign

(Definition von “smear noun” aus dem Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)