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stinkpot

Syllabification: stink·pot
Pronunciation: /ˈstiNGkpät
 
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Definition of stinkpot in English:

noun

1 informal , chiefly US An unpleasant person (used as a term of abuse).
Example sentences
  • Something he doesn't tell you, that Michigan plant he spoke at turned out to be one of those old stinkpots that was then under investigation for Clean Air Act violations.
  • But those stinkpots just happened to belong to very powerful political patrons (some of whom now sit on his cabinet, like the Treasury Secretary).
  • So while they may not be as clean as they would be at home, they're not total stinkpots.
2 another term for musk turtle.

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