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Meaning & Definition of Skunk in English

English

Skunk

/skəŋk/

noun

1. A person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible

  • "Only a rotter would do that"
  • "Kill the rat"
  • "Throw the bum out"
  • "You cowardly little pukes!"
  • "The british call a contemptible person a `git'"
    synonym:
  • rotter
  • ,
  • dirty dog
  • ,
  • rat
  • ,
  • skunk
  • ,
  • stinker
  • ,
  • stinkpot
  • ,
  • bum
  • ,
  • puke
  • ,
  • crumb
  • ,
  • lowlife
  • ,
  • scum bag
  • ,
  • so-and-so
  • ,
  • git

2. A defeat in a game where one side fails to score

    synonym:
  • shutout
  • ,
  • skunk

3. Street names for marijuana

    synonym:
  • pot
  • ,
  • grass
  • ,
  • green goddess
  • ,
  • dope
  • ,
  • weed
  • ,
  • gage
  • ,
  • sess
  • ,
  • sens
  • ,
  • smoke
  • ,
  • skunk
  • ,
  • locoweed
  • ,
  • Mary Jane

4. American musteline mammal typically ejecting an intensely malodorous fluid when startled

  • In some classifications put in a separate subfamily mephitinae
    synonym:
  • skunk
  • ,
  • polecat
  • ,
  • wood pussy

verb

1. Defeat by a lurch

    synonym:
  • lurch
  • ,
  • skunk

Examples of using

The last time I saw Tom he was as drunk as a skunk.
I almost stepped on a skunk last night.