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stinking

[sting-king] /ˈstɪŋ kɪŋ/
adjective
2.
Slang. very drunk; plastered.
3.
Slang. very rich:
His father left him so much money he's stinking.
4.
contemptible; disgusting:
a stinking shame.
adverb
5.
completely or extremely:
stinking drunk.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English stinkinge, Old English stincende. See stink, -ing2
Related forms
stinkingly, adverb
stinkingness, noun
Synonyms
1. smelly, putrid, rotten, putrescent, foul, miasmal, rank.

stink

[stingk] /stɪŋk/
verb (used without object), stank or, often stunk; stunk; stinking.
1.
to emit a strong offensive smell.
2.
to be offensive to honesty or propriety; to be in extremely bad repute or disfavor.
3.
Informal. to be disgustingly inferior:
That book stinks.
4.
Slang. to have a large quantity of something (usually followed by of or with):
They stink of money. She stinks with jewelry.
verb (used with object), stank or, often stunk; stunk; stinking.
5.
to cause to stink or be otherwise offensive (often followed by up):
an amateurish performance that really stank up the stage.
noun
6.
a strong offensive smell; stench.
7.
Informal. an unpleasant fuss; scandal:
There was a big stink about his accepting a bribe.
8.
stinks, (used with a singular verb) British Slang. chemistry as a course of study.
Verb phrases
9.
stink out, to repel or drive out by means of a highly offensive smell.
Origin
before 900; (v.) Middle English stinken, Old English stincan; (noun) Middle English, derivative of the v.; cognate with German stinken. (v.); cf. stench
Related forms
outstink, verb (used with object), outstank or, often outstunk; outstunk; outstinking.
Synonyms
1. reek.
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British Dictionary definitions for stinking

stinking

/ˈstɪŋkɪŋ/
adjective
1.
having a foul smell
2.
(informal) unpleasant or disgusting
3.
(postpositive) (slang) very drunk
adverb
4.
(informal) (intensifier, expressing contempt for the person referred to): stinking rich
Derived Forms
stinkingly, adverb
stinkingness, noun

stink

/stɪŋk/
noun
1.
a strong foul smell; stench
2.
(slang) a great deal of trouble (esp in the phrase to make or raise a stink)
3.
like stink, intensely; furiously
verb (mainly intransitive) stinks, stinking, stank, stunk, stunk
4.
to emit a foul smell
5.
(slang) to be thoroughly bad or abhorrent: this town stinks
6.
(informal) to have a very bad reputation: his name stinks
7.
to be of poor quality
8.
(slang) foll by of or with. to have or appear to have an excessive amount (of money)
9.
(informal) (transitive) usually foll by up. to cause to stink
See also stink out
Word Origin
Old English stincan; related to Old Saxon stinkan, German stinken, Old Norse stökkva to burst; see stench
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Word Origin and History for stinking
adj.

present participle adjective from stink (v.). Modifying drunk, first attested 1887; stinking rich dates from 1956.

stink

v.

Old English stincan "emit a smell of any kind" (class III strong verb; past tense stonc), from West Germanic *stenkwanan (cf. Old Saxon stincan, Old High German stinkan, Dutch stinken), from the root of stench. Old English swote stincan "to smell sweet," but offensive sense began in Old English and was primary by mid-13c.; smell now tends the same way. Figurative meaning "be offensive" is from early 13c.; meaning "be inept" is recorded from 1924. To stink to high heaven first recorded 1963.

n.

c.1300, from stink (v.). Sense of "extensive fuss" first recorded 1812.

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Slang definitions & phrases for stinking

stinker

noun
  1. A despicable person; bastard: Stop acting like a stinker (1898+)
  2. (also stinkeroo) Something disgusting, nasty, badly done, etc: If it proves to be a ''stinkeroo'' leave the theater quietly or suffer in silence (1917+)

sting

noun

A tricking or entrapment, either in a confidence scheme or as part of a law-enforcement operation: have used sting to describe undercover operations that use a bogus business operation as a front/ Let's contrast Abscam with traditional law-enforcement stings (1975+)

verb
  1. To cheat; swindle; defraud; scam (1812+)
  2. To overcharge; stick: He got stung at the corner market (1927+)

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Idioms and Phrases with stinking

stink

In addition to the idiom beginning with
stink
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