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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.
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British Dictionary definitions for stinkingness

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
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Word Origin and History for stinkingness

stinking

adj.

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

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Slang definitions & phrases for stinkingness

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+)

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