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English noun: skunk

1. skunk (person) a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible

SamplesOnly a rotter would do that.
Kill the rat.
Throw the bum out.
You cowardly little pukes!.
The British call a contemptible person a `git'.

Synonymsbum, crumb, dirty dog, git, lowlife, puke, rat, rotter, scum bag, so-and-so, stinker, stinkpot

Broader (hypernym)disagreeable person, unpleasant person

2. skunk (event) a defeat in a game where one side fails to score


Broader (hypernym)defeat, licking

3. skunk (artifact) street names for marijuana

Synonymsdope, gage, grass, green goddess, locoweed, Mary Jane, pot, sens, sess, smoke, weed

Broader (hypernym)cannabis, ganja, marihuana, marijuana

4. skunk (animal) American musteline mammal typically ejecting an intensely malodorous fluid when startled; in some classifications put in a separate subfamily Mephitinae

Synonymspolecat, wood pussy

Broader (hypernym)mustelid, musteline, musteline mammal

Narrower (hyponym)badger skunk, Conepatus leuconotus, hog-nosed skunk, hognosed skunk, hooded skunk, little spotted skunk, Mephitis macroura, Mephitis mephitis, rooter skunk, Spilogale putorius, spotted skunk, striped skunk

English verb: skunk

1. skunk (competition) defeat by a lurch


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)defeat, get the better of, overcome

Domain categorycard game, cards

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