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Meaning of SKUNK

Pronunciation:  skungk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  American musteline mammal typically ejecting an intensely malodorous fluid when startled; in some classifications put in a separate subfamily Mephitinae
  2. [n]  a soft drug consisting of the dried leaves of the hemp plant; smoked or chewed for euphoric effect
  3. [n]  a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible; "only a rotter would do that"; "kill the rat"; "throw the bum out"; "you cowardly little pukes!"
  4. [n]  a strong-smelling plant from whose dried leaves a number of euphoriant and hallucinogenic drugs are prepared
  5. [v]  defeat by a lurch, as in certain card games

SKUNK is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: bum, cannabis, Cannabis sativa, crumb, dope, dope, gage, gage, ganja, ganja, grass, grass, lowlife, lurch, marihuana, marihuana, marijuana, marijuana, Mary Jane, Mary-Jane, polecat, pot, pot, puke, rat, rotter, scum bag, sens, sens, sess, sess, smoke, so-and-so, stinker, stinkpot, weed, weed, wood pussy
 See Also: Acapulco gold, Acapulco gold, badger skunk, cannabis, Conepatus leuconotus, defeat, disagreeable person, hemp, hemp, hognosed skunk, hog-nosed skunk, hooded skunk, joint, little spotted skunk, marijuana cigarette, Mephitis macroura, Mephitis mephitis, Mexican green, Mexican green, mustelid, musteline, musteline mammal, overcome, reefer, rooter skunk, soft drug, Spilogale putorius, spliff, spotted skunk, stick, striped skunk, unpleasant person



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Skunk\, n. [Contr. from the Abenaki (American Indian)
    seganku.] (Zo["o]l.)
    Any one of several species of American musteline carnivores
    of the genus {Mephitis} and allied genera. They have two
    glands near the anus, secreting an extremely fetid liquid,
    which the animal ejects at pleasure as a means of defense.
    Note: The common species of the Eastern United States
          ({Mephitis mephitica}) is black with more or less white
          on the body and tail. The spotted skunk ({Spilogale
          putorius}), native of the Southwestern United States
          and Mexico, is smaller than the common skunk, and is
          variously marked with black and white.
    {Skunk bird}, {Skunk blackbird} (Zo["o]l.), the bobolink; --
       so called because the male, in the breeding season, is
       black and white, like a skunk.
    {Skunk cabbage} (Bot.), an American aroid herb ({Symplocarpus
       f[oe]tidus}>) having a reddish hornlike spathe in earliest
       spring, followed by a cluster of large cabbagelike leaves.
       It exhales a disagreeable odor. Also called {swamp
    {Skunk porpoise}. (Zo["o]l.) See under {Porpoise}.
  2. \Skunk\, v. t.
    In games of chance and skill: To defeat (an opponent) (as in
    cards) so that he fails to gain a point, or (in checkers) to
    get a king. [Colloq. U. S.]
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a skunk in your dream, suggests that you may be driving people away or turning people off. Alternatively, it indicates that all is calm about a certain situation but you do not necessarily like it or agree with it.