Definition of skunky in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈskənkē/


1Like a skunk.
Example sentences
  • You could describe Brit as spunky, but never skunky.
  • As I dropped off my laundry I could smell the sweet skunky odor rising out of my pants pocket, yikes!
  • Million is just putrid, stinking like that old container of chunky, skunky eggnog from last Christmas that you forgot to throw away.
2Disagreeably tainted: skunky beer
More example sentences
  • I don't like skunky beer, but I don't allow that to color my opinion of the Canadians.
  • It's like someone threw a rotten egg into a bottle of spoiled milk and skunky beer.
  • I've got some beer we've got to finish before it goes skunky.
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