stink·​pot ˈstiŋk-ˌpät How to pronounce stinkpot (audio)
: an earthen jar filled with fetid material and formerly sometimes thrown as a stink bomb on the deck of an enemy ship
: a musk turtle (Sternotherus odoratus) of the U.S. and Canada
slang : motorboat

Examples of stinkpot in a Sentence

if I ever get filthy rich, I'm going to buy myself a stinkpot and take up fishing

Word History

First Known Use

1669, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of stinkpot was in 1669

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“Stinkpot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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