Origin of stink
OTHER WORDS FROM stinkoutstink, verb (used with object), out·stank or, often, out·stunk; out·stunk; out·stink·ing.
Words nearby stink
How to use stink in a sentence
This never worked quite right—we’re all familiar with the public bathroom aroma of powerfully perfumed cleaning agents trying to overpower an undertone of residual stink.
Apocrine glands become active at puberty and are primarily responsible for turning armpits into stink zones from adolescence onward.
Extended stays in a damp petri-dish pile of clothes, not the initial exposure to sweat on your ride, is what leads to persistent stink over time.
People first gave me the stink eye in London as I was American, but I got more of that in Puerto Rico from expat Americans.
And yet, this will be the media frame: “Obama throws stink bomb.”
Shortly after his confession, Vision Forum Ministries closed up shop, unable to continue with the stink of sex scandal upon them.Sex Scandal Rocks the Duggars’ Christian Patriarchy Movement|Amanda Marcotte|April 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hilton danced in a corner by herself while her then-boyfriend, shipping heir Stavros Niarchos, gave her the stink eye.Sundance ’14 Party Report: Anne Hathaway’s A Great Wingwoman, Kristen Stewart Cuts A Rug, and More|Marlow Stern|January 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As you get older, the more you think, the more you stink, really.
Intellectual shut-ins are a dime a dozen these days, and they all stink just as bad as the next one.Paul Krugman’s Nasty and Inane Attack on ‘Libertarian Populism’|Nick Gillespie|July 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Their slain shall be cast forth, and out of their carcasses shall rise a stink: the mountains shall be melted with their blood.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
Alan would take the spinning pass and bound forward into the stink-stained Modern juniors or embryo subalterns of Army C.Sinister Street, vol. 1|Compton Mackenzie
Get the stink blown off you—forget some terrible things that had happened to you.The Planet Strappers|Raymond Zinke Gallun
Fresh fish and unwelcome friends stink before they're three days auld.The Proverbs of Scotland|Alexander Hislop
Proverb: When fish has gone bad ten thousand decent men can't take away the stink.The Title|Arnold Bennett
British Dictionary definitions for stink
Word Origin for stink
Other Idioms and Phrases with stink
In addition to the idiom beginning with stink
- stink to high heaven
- big stink
- make a stink
- smell (stink) up