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English Dictionary: skunk by the DICT Development Group
3 results for skunk
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible; "only a rotter would do that"; "kill the rat"; "throw the bum out"; "you cowardly little pukes!"; "the British call a contemptible person a `git'"
    Synonym(s): rotter, dirty dog, rat, skunk, stinker, stinkpot, bum, puke, crumb, lowlife, scum bag, so-and-so, git
  2. a defeat in a game where one side fails to score
    Synonym(s): shutout, skunk
  3. street names for marijuana
    Synonym(s): pot, grass, green goddess, dope, weed, gage, sess, sens, smoke, skunk, locoweed, Mary Jane
  4. American musteline mammal typically ejecting an intensely malodorous fluid when startled; in some classifications put in a separate subfamily Mephitinae
    Synonym(s): skunk, polecat, wood pussy
  1. defeat by a lurch
    Synonym(s): lurch, skunk
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Skunk \Skunk\, v. t.
      In games of chance and skill: To defeat (an opponent) (as in
      cards) so that he fails to gain a point, or (in checkers) to
      get a king. [Colloq. U. S.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Skunk \Skunk\, n. [Contr. from the Abenaki (American Indian)
      seganku.] (Zo[94]l.)
      Any one of several species of American musteline carnivores
      of the genus {Mephitis} and allied genera. They have two
      glands near the anus, secreting an extremely fetid liquid,
      which the animal ejects at pleasure as a means of defense.
      Note: The common species of the Eastern United States
               ({Mephitis mephitica}) is black with more or less white
               on the body and tail. The spotted skunk ({Spilogale
               putorius}), native of the Southwestern United States
               and Mexico, is smaller than the common skunk, and is
               variously marked with black and white.
      {Skunk bird}, {Skunk blackbird} (Zo[94]l.), the bobolink; --
            so called because the male, in the breeding season, is
            black and white, like a skunk.
      {Skunk cabbage} (Bot.), an American aroid herb ({Symplocarpus
            f[oe]tidus}>) having a reddish hornlike spathe in earliest
            spring, followed by a cluster of large cabbagelike leaves.
            It exhales a disagreeable odor. Also called {swamp
      {Skunk porpoise}. (Zo[94]l.) See under {Porpoise}.
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