1. (used of decomposing oils or fats) having a rank smell or taste usually due to a chemical change or decomposition
- rancid butter
- rancid bacon
Similar word(s): stale
2. smelling of fermentation or staleness
Sentences with rancid as an adjective:
- The house was deserted, with a rancid half-eaten meal still on the dinner table.
- His remarks were rancid; everyone got up and left.