stink bomb


: a small bomb charged usually with chemicals that gives off a foul odor on bursting

Examples of stink bomb in a Sentence

Someone set off a stink bomb at the school.
Recent Examples on the Web The large, mostly male crowd sprayed bear mace, ignited stink bombs and tossed fireworks near the camp perimeter — and in at least one case inside the camp. Jaweed Kaleem, Los Angeles Times, 2 May 2024 In New York City, moviegoers threw lightbulbs and stink bombs. Dan Barry, New York Times, 15 Mar. 2024 Some of the moments are minor — Shiv speaks almost gently to Roman about his fear of conflict — and others explode like stink bombs at a black-tie gala. Kristen Baldwin,, 22 Mar. 2023 Auden is the brilliant trickster, the naughty boy with a stink bomb and a devastating verse about the Latin master. Nick Laird, The New York Review of Books, 16 Mar. 2023 Week 1 of the 2022 season was a stink bomb. Dan Shaughnessy,, 16 Sep. 2022 The Monday news that the Clippers are acquiring the locker room stink bomb that is Russell Westbrook struck the sensibilities like a Westbrook jumper off the side of the backboard. Los Angeles Times, 21 Feb. 2023 Da Silva, who is commonly referred to as Lula, was seen also wearing a vest during an event in Rio de Janeiro, the same city where a homemade stink bomb was launched into a large crowd of his supporters back in July. Camilo Rocha, CNN, 2 Oct. 2022 It’s like a little political-linguistic stink bomb. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 13 July 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1915, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stink bomb was in 1915

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“Stink bomb.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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