Nearby words

  1. stinging tree,
  2. stingless bee,
  3. stingo,
  4. stingray,
  5. stingy,
  6. stink ball,
  7. stink bomb,
  8. stink bug,
  9. stink eye,
  10. stink out

Origin of stink

before 900; (v.) Middle English stinken, Old English stincan; (noun) Middle English, derivative of the v.; cognate with German stinken. (v.); cf. stench

Related formsout·stink, verb (used with object), out·stank or, often, out·stunk; out·stunk; out·stink·ing.

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British Dictionary definitions for stink

stink

/ (stɪŋk) /

noun

verb stinks, stinking, stank, stunk or stunk (mainly intr)

See also stink out

Word Origin for stink

Old English stincan; related to Old Saxon stinkan, German stinken, Old Norse stökkva to burst; see stench

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Word Origin and History for stink
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Idioms and Phrases with stink

stink

In addition to the idiom beginning with stink

  • stink to high heaven

also see:

  • big stink
  • make a stink
  • smell (stink) up
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