[ skuhng-kee ]
See synonyms for skunky on
adjective,skunk·i·er, skunk·i·est.
  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of a skunk: a skunky odor.

  2. having a disagreeable or tainted character: beer with a skunky taste.

  1. Informal. mean and nasty; contemptible.

Origin of skunky

First recorded in 1895–1900; skunk + -y1

Other words from skunky

  • skunk·i·ness, noun

Words Nearby skunky Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use skunky in a sentence