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

Definition of skunky

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

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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,, "The world’s largest pot farms, and how Santa Barbara opened the door," 12 June 2019 Seven of our tasters said the same thing: that the beer was skunky. 5. Fox News, "Ultimate beer taste test: Ranking America's best-selling beers," 27 Aug. 2015 Some day soon, even as sweet, skunky smoke drifts in from the streets outside, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions and other staunch opponents of marijuana may draw inspiration from a true believer named Morris Sheppard. Stephanie Schorow,, "What should marijuana opponents do when their cause fails? A lesson from Prohibition," 23 June 2018 Alaska's marijuana laws for cultivation include requirements for security systems, safety lighting and odor control to corral the skunky smell emitted by oils in flowering marijuana plants. Zaz Hollander, Alaska Dispatch News, "Across Alaska, commercial marijuana grows sprout near neighborhoods," 4 Sep. 2017 Using a dash in combination with a cup of hydrogen peroxide and a tablespoon of baking powder to quell skunky odors. 3: Chamomile tea. Patty Khuly, miamiherald, "Do home remedies work on pets? These are worth a try," 31 Aug. 2017 The skunky smell of marijuana smoke wafts through restaurants in the ski resorts of Dizin and Shemshak. Thomas Erdbrink, New York Times, "Marijuana Use Rises in Iran, With Little Interference," 25 June 2016 Potassium thioglycolate That skunky stench is a signature attribute of this compound, a member of the perennially pungent thiol family. Patrick Di Justo, WIRED, "What’s Inside: Nair Hair Remover, Feel the Burn!," 20 Dec. 2007

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First Known Use of skunky

1868, in the meaning defined above

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