skunk works

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Since c. 1943 Skunk Works was the nickname of Lockheed Advanced Development Projects, eventually gaining official recognition. The name is derived from a mysterious, foul-smelling "skonk oil"-brewing facility called the Skonk Works in the comic strip L'il Abner by Al Capp.

Noun[edit]

skunk works (uncountable)

  1. A loosely organized research and development team or facility.