stinky

[ sting-kee ]
/ ˈstɪŋ ki /

adjective, stink·i·er, stink·i·est.

foul smelling; stinking.
Informal. mean-spirited; nasty.

Nearby words

  1. stinko,
  2. stinkpot,
  3. stinkstone,
  4. stinkweed,
  5. stinkwood,
  6. stinky pinky,
  7. stinnes,
  8. stinnes, hugo,
  9. stint,
  10. stipe

Origin of stinky


Can be confusedmalodorous odious odoriferous odorous smelly stinky

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British Dictionary definitions for stinky

stinky

/ (ˈstɪŋkɪ) /

adjective -ier or -iest

having a foul smell
informal unpleasant or disgusting
informal of poor quality; contemptible
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Word Origin and History for stinky

stinky

adj.

1888, from stink + -y (2). Related: Stinkiness.

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