Definition of skunky
: having a rancid smell or taste suggestive of a skunk skunky beer
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The skunky smell of marijuana smoke wafts through restaurants in the ski resorts of Dizin and Shemshak.
Potassium thioglycolate That skunky stench is a signature attribute of this compound, a member of the perennially pungent thiol family.
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