skunky

adjective
\ ˈskəŋ-kē How to pronounce skunky (audio) \
skunkier; skunkiest

Definition of skunky

: having a rancid smell or taste suggestive of a skunk skunky beer

Examples of skunky in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the south end of the county in Carpinteria, the skunky odor of marijuana pours out the open vents of steel-frame greenhouses that the cut flower industry used for decades. Joe Mozingo, chicagotribune.com, "The world’s largest pot farms, and how Santa Barbara opened the door," 26 Aug. 2019 Lipa invoked further nostalgia for the '90s above the neck with a dusty rose nude lip, hint of contour, and a skunky two-toned knot, her face framed by a duo of platinum blonde wisps while swathes of jet-black stood out against her bleached lengths. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "Dua Lipa Has Mastered the Art of the Autumn Ab Reveal," 6 Nov. 2019 In fact, the legions of nature’s stinkiest critters that have waged a decade-plus-long war against the area’s stupidly curious dogs were the inspiration behind the several blocks of schlocky inflatable Christmas decorations of the skunky kind. Richard A. Marini, ExpressNews.com, "Beacon Hill celebrates its neighborhood’s skunks with with inflatable Santa Skunk Christmas decorations," 13 Dec. 2019 At the south end of the county in Carpinteria, the skunky odor of marijuana pours out the open vents of steel-frame greenhouses that the cut flower industry used for decades. Joe Mozingo, chicagotribune.com, "The world’s largest pot farms, and how Santa Barbara opened the door," 26 Aug. 2019 Residents complain the farms saturate their homes and children’s schools with the skunky smell the plant is famous for. Joe Mozingo, SFChronicle.com, "Marijuana growers in Santa Barbara County gain political clout," 17 Nov. 2019 At the south end of the county in Carpinteria, the skunky odor of marijuana pours out the open vents of steel-frame greenhouses that the cut flower industry used for decades. Joe Mozingo, chicagotribune.com, "The world’s largest pot farms, and how Santa Barbara opened the door," 26 Aug. 2019 At the south end of the county in Carpinteria, the skunky odor of marijuana pours out the open vents of steel-frame greenhouses that the cut flower industry used for decades. Joe Mozingo, chicagotribune.com, "The world’s largest pot farms, and how Santa Barbara opened the door," 26 Aug. 2019 At the south end of the county in Carpinteria, the skunky odor of marijuana pours out the open vents of steel-frame greenhouses that the cut flower industry used for decades. Joe Mozingo, chicagotribune.com, "The world’s largest pot farms, and how Santa Barbara opened the door," 26 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of skunky

1868, in the meaning defined above

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“Skunky.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/skunky. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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