- stinking ash,
- stinking badger,
- stinking cedar,
- stinking chamomile,
- stinking iris
Origin of stinking
verb (used without object), stank or, often, stunk; stunk; stink·ing.
verb (used with object), stank or, often, stunk; stunk; stink·ing.
Origin of stink
Examples from the Web for stinking
And “stinking rich” is the smell of zero carbon emissions at eco-friendly tech company campuses.Up To a Point: Robber Barons Make Way For Robber Nerds|P. J. O’Rourke|August 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Now those are destroyed, too, and the animals are strewn about, bloating and stinking, as if in a tableau of “Guernica.”
But the language about public schools and cricket bewildered audiences and Frank Rich gave it a stinking review.Bring ‘Another Country’ to Broadway: Why a Hit British Classic Needs Its New York Moment|Tom Teodorczuk|June 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She goes on to dismiss “stinking romanticism” as sick, akin to “boils & blisters & warts.”
And Alfonso goes, "Badges, we don't need no stinking badges" and starts shooting at them.Mel Brooks’s 11 Favorite Movie Scenes: ‘Psycho’ to ‘Some Like It Hot’|Mel Brooks|May 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Their memories harbour them like a stinking suit of old clothes.The Tree of Heaven|May Sinclair
For the men of the crew, it was all in the day's work; stinking, sweating, perilous toil.The Sea Bride|Ben Ames Williams
Now, no doctor, I take it, likes to have his potions called "stinking stuff."Left on Labrador|Charles Asbury Stephens
Old Stubbs calls the May-pole a "stinking idol," and says it was brought home with "great veneration," hence his malediction.Traditions, Superstitions and Folk-lore|Charles Hardwick
A few days later, when Juan and his mother are eating their breakfast, Juan smells a stinking odor.Filipino Popular Tales|Dean S. Fansler
verb stinks, stinking, stank, stunk or stunk (mainly intr)
Word Origin for stink
present participle adjective from stink (v.). Modifying drunk, first attested 1887; stinking rich dates from 1956.
Old English stincan "emit a smell of any kind" (class III strong verb; past tense stonc), from West Germanic *stenkwanan (cf. Old Saxon stincan, Old High German stinkan, Dutch stinken), from the root of stench. Old English swote stincan "to smell sweet," but offensive sense began in Old English and was primary by mid-13c.; smell now tends the same way. Figurative meaning "be offensive" is from early 13c.; meaning "be inept" is recorded from 1924. To stink to high heaven first recorded 1963.
c.1300, from stink (v.). Sense of "extensive fuss" first recorded 1812.
In addition to the idiom beginning with stink
- stink to high heaven
- big stink
- make a stink
- smell (stink) up