stinker

[sting-ker]
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:
1600–10; 1920–25 for def 2; stink + -er1

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stinker (ˈstɪŋkə)
 
n
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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Example sentences
And what's wrong with the rankers that they had this stinker of a team listed
  at number five.
If they produce a stinker, their paycheck will feel the pain.
The select committee's report was naturally a stinker.
It seems to be a stinker with low advertising and subscription rates.
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