skunky

[skuhng-kee]

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.

Nearby words

  1. skunk,
  2. skunk cabbage,
  3. skunk river,
  4. skunk works,
  5. skunkweed,
  6. skurfing,
  7. skutterudite,
  8. sky,
  9. sky blue,
  10. sky cavalry

Origin of skunky

First recorded in 1895–1900; skunk + -y1

Related formsskunk·i·ness, noun

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