stinkard

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Etymology[edit]

From stink +‎ -ard.

Noun[edit]

stinkard (plural stinkards)

  1. (obsolete) Any of various malodorous animals.
    • 1824, James Hogg, The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner, Oxford 2010, p. 35:
      His nose, however, again gushed out blood, a system of defence which seemed as natural to him as that resorted to by the race of stinkards.
    • 1854, Charles Dickens, Household Words, vol. 8, p. 66:
      Next you have a group of stinkards, vermin whom I hold in abomination. . . . [T]here have been cases proved of persons being killed in their beds by the odour of stinkards; and it is sufficient for one of these creatures merely to pass through a granary, a fruit-room, or a cellar, to render every provision in them uneatable.
  2. The teledu.
  3. (figuratively, rare, archaic) A person whose behavior is hurtful and unsavory; a stinker.
    • 1748, Tobias Smollett, The Adventures of Roderick Random, ch. 34:
      [H]e asked with great emotion, if I thought him a monster and a stinkard!
    • 1960, John Barth, The Sot-Weed Factor (1987 Doubleday edition), ISBN 9780385240888, p. 48:
      Thou'rt a sweatbox and a stinkard, sir.
    • 2007, Amy Biancolli, "‘Heartbreak’ anti-hero goes too far," Times Union (Albany, NY), 5 Oct. (retrieved 2 Sept. 2009):
      "The Heartbreak Kid," by contrast, is a mean piece of work with an unsympathetic, lying stinkard of an anti-hero.

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