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See also: Skunk
skunk (plural skunks)
- Any of various small mammals, of the family Mephitidae, native to North and Central America, having a glossy black with a white coat and two musk glands at the base of the tail for emitting a noxious smell as a defensive measure.
- 1634, William Wood, “Of the Beasts that Live on the Land”, in New Englands Prospect. A True, Lively, and Experimentall Description of that Part of America, Commonly Called New England; […], London: […] Tho[mas] Cotes, for Iohn Bellamie, […], →OCLC, 1st part, pages 22–23:
- The beaſts of offence be Squunckes, Ferrets, Foxes, vvhoſe impudence ſometimes drives them to the good vvives Hen rooſt, to fill their Paunch: ſome of theſe be blacke; their furre is of much eſteeme.
- (slang, derogatory, dated) A despicable person.
- (slang, derogatory, dated) Anything very bad; a stinker.
- 1987, English Journal, volume 76, numbers 5-8, page 52:
- On the other hand, many critics contend that in terms of literary quality, many of the multiple-storyline books are true skunks.
- (slang) A walkover victory in sports or board games, as when the opposing side is unable to score.
- Coordinate term: shutout
- (cribbage) A win by 30 or more points. (A double skunk is 60 or more, a triple skunk 90 or more.)
- drunk as a skunk
- eastern spotted skunk
- hog-nosed skunk
- hooded skunk
- hydrophobia skunk
- knock a skunk off a gut wagon
- skunk ape
- skunk at a garden party
- skunk at the garden party
- skunk blackbird
- skunk cabbage
- skunk dolphin
- skunked term
- skunk pig
- skunk pox
- skunk up
- skunk works
- spotted skunk
- stink a skunk off a gut wagon
- western spotted skunk
- → Czech: skunk
- → Danish: skunk
- → German: Skunk
- → Finnish: skunkki
- → French: skunks
- → Icelandic: skunkur
- → Japanese: スカンク (sukanku)
- → Norwegian: skunk
- → Polish: skunks
- → Russian: скунс (skuns)
- → Slovak: skunk
- → Swedish: skunk
skunkweed — see marijuana
- (transitive, slang) To defeat so badly as to prevent any opposing points.
- I skunked him at cards.
- We fished all day but the lake skunked us.
- (cribbage) To win by 30 or more points.
- (intransitive, of beer) To go bad, to spoil.
skunk (plural skunks)
- A member of a hybrid skinhead and punk subculture.
- 2006, Pam Nilan, Carles Feixa, Global Youth?: Hybrid Identities, Plural Worlds, page 192:
- In the early 1980s, certain ex-punks joined them, becoming 'skunks' – a hybrid subculture of skinheads and punks.
- 2011, Gerard DeGroot (quoting Brown), Seventies Unplugged
- […] mods, skins, suedes, smoothies, punks, skunks, rude boys, soul boys and headbangers […]
From skunkweed (“certain highly aromatic marijuana”).
- (slang) Clipping of (marijuana).
- Any of the strains of hybrids of Cannabis sativa and Cannabis indica that may have THC levels exceeding those of typical hashish.
skunk m anim
- skunk (animal)
This noun needs an inflection-table template.
- skunk in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
- skunk in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989
skunk m (uncountable)
- a skunk
|Declension of skunk|