adjective, skunk·i·er, skunk·i·est.

of, relating to, or characteristic of a skunk: a skunky odor.
having a disagreeable or tainted character: beer with a skunky taste.
Informal. mean and nasty; contemptible.

Origin of skunky

First recorded in 1895–1900; skunk + -y1
Related formsskunk·i·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019