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skunky

[skuhng-kee] /ˈskʌŋ ki/
adjective, skunkier, skunkiest.
1.
of, relating to, or characteristic of a skunk:
a skunky odor.
2.
having a disagreeable or tainted character:
beer with a skunky taste.
3.
Informal. mean and nasty; contemptible.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; skunk + -y1
Related forms
skunkiness, noun
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  • Old beer is a comparatively unpalatable shadow of its former self-skunky in odor, bitter in aftertaste.
  • Kale contains fewer of the mustard oils that blanket the winter kitchen with a skunky shroud.

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