- any of numerous broad, flat bugs of the family Pentatomidae, that emit a disagreeable odor.
- any of various other malodorous bugs.
Origin of stink bug
An Americanism dating back to 1875–80
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Examples from the Web for stink bug
It is even less concerned at being caught than is the skunk, or porcupine, or stink-bug.Under the Maples