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Badger vs. Skunk

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Main Difference

The main difference between Badger and Skunk is that the Badger is a informal group of mammals, use Q10328397 for Melinae and Skunk is a common name of mammals in the genus Mephitidae.

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  • Badger (noun)

    Any mammal of three subfamilies, which belong to the family Mustelidae: Melinae (Eurasian badgers), Mellivorinae (ratel or honey badger), and ver=161103 (American badger).

  • Badger (noun)

    A native or resident of the American state, Wisconsin.

  • Badger (noun)

    A brush made of badger hair.

  • Badger (noun)

    A crew of desperate villains who robbed near rivers, into which they threw the bodies of those they murdered.

  • Badger (noun)

    An itinerant licensed dealer in commodities used for food; a hawker; a huckster; -- formerly applied especially to one who bought grain in one place and sold it in another.

  • Badger (verb)

    To pester, to annoy persistently.

    "He kept badgering her about her bad habits."

  • Badger (verb)

    To pass gas; to fart.

  • Skunk (noun)

    Any of various small mammals, of the family Mephitidae, native to North and Central America, having a glossy black with a white coat and two musk glands at the base of the tail for emitting a noxious smell as a defensive measure.

  • Skunk (noun)

    A despicable person.

  • Skunk (noun)

    A walkover victory in sports or board games, as when the opposing side is unable to score. Compare shutout.

  • Skunk (noun)

    A win by 30 or more points.

  • Skunk (noun)

    A member of a hybrid skinhead and punk subculture.

  • Skunk (noun)

    clipping of skunkweed|dot=marijuana.

  • Skunk (noun)

    Any of the strains of hybrids of Cannabis sativa and Cannabis indica that may have THC levels exceeding those of typical hashish.

  • Skunk (verb)

    To defeat so badly as to prevent any opposing points.

    "I skunked him at cards."

    "We fished all day but the lake skunked us."

  • Skunk (verb)

    To win by 30 or more points.

  • Skunk (verb)

    To go bad, to spoil.

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Oxford Dictionary
  • Badger (noun)

    An itinerant licensed dealer in commodities used for food; a hawker; a huckster; - formerly applied especially to one who bought grain in one place and sold it in another.

  • Badger (noun)

    A carnivorous quadruped of the genus Meles or of an allied genus. It is a burrowing animal, with short, thick legs, and long claws on the fore feet. One species (Meles meles or Meles vulgaris), called also brock, inhabits the north of Europe and Asia; another species (Taxidea taxus or Taxidea Americana or Taxidea Labradorica) inhabits the northern parts of North America. See Teledu.

  • Badger (noun)

    A brush made of badgers' hair, used by artists.

  • Badger

    To tease or annoy, as a badger when baited; to worry or irritate persistently.

  • Badger

    To beat down; to cheapen; to barter; to bargain.

  • Skunk (noun)

    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.

  • Skunk

    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.

Webster Dictionary
  • Badger (noun)

    sturdy carnivorous burrowing mammal with strong claws widely distributed in the northern hemisphere

  • Badger (verb)

    annoy persistently;

    "The children teased the boy because of his stammer"

  • Badger (verb)

    persuade through constant efforts

  • Skunk (noun)

    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!"

    "the British call a contemptible person a `git'"

  • Skunk (noun)

    a defeat in a game where one side fails to score

  • Skunk (noun)

    street names for marijuana

  • Skunk (noun)

    American musteline mammal typically ejecting an intensely malodorous fluid when startled; in some classifications put in a separate subfamily Mephitinae

  • Skunk (verb)

    defeat by a lurch

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