noun, plural skunks, (especially collectively) skunk.
verb (used with object)
Origin of skunk
Examples from the Web for skunk
Contemporary Examples of skunk
The army met the stone-throwing with a fecal-smelling concoction called "skunk" and later with tear gas.After Victory, Palestinian Village Runs Into A Wall
April 2, 2013
Historical Examples of skunk
Of course the puppy barked; of course the skunk did not like it.
Was the occupant a rat or a skunk, and if so, what was he going to do?
Because I've got a whole lot of respect for the skunk family.
Why, there are a whole lot of skunk farms all over the Northern States.
The Pole-cat or Skunk is about the size of a kitten eight months old.The History of Louisiana
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noun plural skunks or skunk
Word Origin for skunk
1630s, squunck, from a southern New England Algonquian language (probably Abenaki) seganku, from Proto-Algonquian */šeka:kwa/, from */šek-/ "to urinate" + */-a:kw/ "fox." As an insult, attested from 1841. Skunk cabbage is attested from 1751; earlier skunkweed (1738).
"to completely defeat (in a game), to shut out from scoring," 1831, from skunk (n.). Related: Skunked; skunking.