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stinker

[sting-ker] /ˈstɪŋ kər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that stinks.
2.
Informal. a mean or despicable person; louse.
3.
Informal. something, especially some form of entertainment, of inferior quality.
4.
Informal. something difficult:
a real stinker of a crossword puzzle.
5.
any device emitting an offensive odor, as a stink bomb or stinkpot.
6.
Dialect. any of several large petrels.
Origin of stinker
1600-1610
1600-10; 1920-25 for def 2; stink + -er1
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stinker

/ˈstɪŋkə/
noun
1.
a person or thing that stinks
2.
(slang) a difficult or very unpleasant person or thing
3.
(slang) something of very poor quality
4.
(informal) any of several fulmars or related birds that feed on carrion
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Word Origin and History for stinker
n.

as a term of abuse (often banteringly), c.1600, agent noun from stink (v.); also in the same sense was stinkard (c.1600).

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Slang definitions & phrases for stinker

stink

noun phrase

(also big stink) An extensive fuss; huge brouhaha; scandal: ''I never made a big stink about it,'' says Righetti (1812+)

verb

(also stink on ice)Tobe deplorable, nasty, totally inept or bungling, disgusting, etc; rot, suck: The whole idea stinks, if you ask me/ The group and its main man stunk on ice (1225+)

Related Terms

act like one's shit doesn't stink, think one's shit doesn't stink

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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