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Noun: skunk  skúngk
  1. American musteline mammal typically ejecting an intensely malodorous fluid when startled; in some classifications put in a separate subfamily Mephitinae
    - polecat [N. Amer], wood pussy [N. Amer]
  2. [informal] A person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible
    "only a skunk would do that";
    - rotter [Brit, informal], dirty dog [informal], rat [informal], stinker [informal], stinkpot [N. Amer, informal], bum [N. Amer, informal], crumb [N. Amer, informal], lowlife [informal], scumbag [informal], so-and-so [informal], git [Brit, informal], scumbag [informal], sleazebucket [informal], toad [informal], scuzz [N. Amer, informal], sleazeball [informal], toerag [Brit, informal], sleazebag [informal], sod [Brit, informal], swine [informal], ratbag [Brit, informal], scuzzball [N. Amer, informal], scuzzbag [N. Amer, informal], scuzzbucket [N. Amer, informal], slimebag [informal], dirtbag [US, informal], slimeball [informal]
  3. A defeat in a game where one side fails to score
    - shutout
  4. [slang] A street name for marijuana
    - pot [slang], grass [slang], green goddess [slang], dope [slang], weed [slang], gage [slang], sess [slang], sens [slang], smoke [slang], locoweed [N. Amer, slang], Mary Jane [slang]
Verb: skunk  skúngk
Usage: N. Amer, informal
  1. (card game) defeat by a lurch
    - lurch

Derived forms: skunks, skunking, skunked

Type of: cannabis, dagga [S.Africa], defeat, disagreeable person, ganja, get the better of, licking, marihuana, marijuana, mustelid, musteline, musteline mammal, overcome, unpleasant person

Encyclopedia: Skunk