[ stingk-pot ]
/ ˈstɪŋkˌpɒt /
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Also called stinkball. a jar containing combustibles or other materials that generate offensive and suffocating vapors, formerly used in warfare.
Informal. a stinker; meany.
a common musk turtle, Sternotherus odoratus, of the eastern and southern U.S., that sometimes climbs trees along the water's edge.



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Origin of stinkpot

First recorded in 1655–65; stink + pot1
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British Dictionary definitions for stinkpot

/ (ˈstɪŋkˌpɒt) /


slang a person or thing that stinks
slang a person considered to be unpleasant
another name for musk turtle
Also called: stink ball military (formerly) a container filled with material that gives off noxious or suffocating vapours
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