[ stingk-pot ]
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  1. Also called stinkball. a jar containing combustibles or other materials that generate offensive and suffocating vapors, formerly used in warfare.

  2. Informal. a stinker; meany.

  1. a common musk turtle, Sternotherus odoratus, of the eastern and southern U.S., that sometimes climbs trees along the water's edge.

Origin of stinkpot

First recorded in 1655–65; stink + pot1

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How to use stinkpot in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for stinkpot


/ (ˈstɪŋkˌpɒt) /

  1. slang a person or thing that stinks

  2. slang a person considered to be unpleasant

  1. another name for musk turtle

  2. Also called: stink ball military (formerly) a container filled with material that gives off noxious or suffocating vapours

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