noun, plural skunks, (especially collectively) skunk.
verb (used with object)
Origin of skunk
Related Words for skunkedrepulse, crush, finish, subdue, expel, beat, trounce, clobber, overpower, conquer, kill, destroy, chase, whip, vanquish, outwit, thwart, blank, dispel, bulldoze
Examples from the Web for skunked
Contemporary Examples of skunked
Twain and his brother get drunk, get skunked, and end up—and one point—naked, with nothing but their own laughter.Book Bag: Timothy Egan’s Five Favorite Travel Books
October 23, 2012
Historical Examples of skunked
The Consarvatiff undertook tew ketch his skunk alive, and the konsequents waz, he got—skunked.Josh Billings, Hiz Sayings
Henry Wheeler Shaw
Everybody is tolerably well satisfied except the hook-and-ladder gang, which, as usual, is skunked again—never got a ladder out.Homeburg Memories
George Helgesen Fitch
Last night that posse of mine that you 'skunked,' you know, halted at the cross roads till them sojers went by.
The boys of that regiment came back in good spirits saying, that they had "skunked them."History of the Twelfth West Virginia Volunteer Infantry
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.