Why was clemency trending last week?
as a term of abuse (often banteringly), c.1600, agent noun from stink (v.); also in the same sense was stinkard (c.1600).
(also big stink) An extensive fuss; huge brouhaha; scandal: ''I never made a big stink about it,'' says Righetti (1812+)
(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+)
act like one's shit doesn't stink, think one's shit doesn't stink