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Skank vs. Skunk

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Skanknoun

A lewd and disreputable person, often female, especially an unattractive person with an air of tawdry promiscuity.

Skunknoun

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.

Skanknoun

Anything that is particularly foul, unhygienic or unpleasant.

Skunknoun

(slang) A despicable person.

Skanknoun

A dance performed to ska, dub, or reggae music.

Skunknoun

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

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Skanknoun

A style of rhythmic guitar strumming in ska, reggae, and punk.

Skunknoun

(cribbage) A win by 30 or more points.

Skanknoun

The act of cheating a person.

‘That's not a good deal; it's a skank.’;

Skunknoun

A member of a hybrid skinhead and punk subculture.

Skankadjective

Lewd, vulgar, skanky.

Skunknoun

(slang) lang=en marijuana.

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Skankverb

To dance the skank.

Skunknoun

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

Skankverb

To play guitar with a skank rhythm.

Skunkverb

To defeat so badly as to prevent any opposing points.

‘I skunked him at cards.’; ‘We fished all day but the lake skunked us.’;

Skankverb

To be dishonest or unreliable, to defraud or deceive, to steal.

Skunkverb

(cribbage) To win by 30 or more points.

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Skankverb

(transitive) To cheat, especially a friend.

‘He short-changed a partner, leaving him feeling skanked.’;

Skunkverb

To go bad, to spoil.

Skanknoun

any substance considered disgustingly foul or unpleasant

Skunknoun

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.

Skanknoun

a rhythmic dance to reggae music performed by bending forward and extending the hands while bending the knees

Skunkverb

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.

Skanknoun

a steady-paced dance performed to reggae music, characterized by rhythmically bending forward, raising the knees, and extending the hands palms-downwards.

Skunknoun

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'’;

Skanknoun

reggae music suitable for dancing the skank to.

Skunknoun

a defeat in a game where one side fails to score

Skanknoun

a sleazy or unpleasant person.

Skunknoun

street names for marijuana

Skanknoun

a woman who has many casual sexual encounters or relationships.

Skunknoun

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

Skankverb

play reggae music or dance the skank

‘the boys skank while some girls wiggle’; ‘skanking rhythms’; ‘a minimal skanking guitar’;

Skunkverb

defeat by a lurch

Skankverb

walk or move in a sexually suggestive way.

Skunknoun

a cat-sized American mammal of the weasel family, with distinctive black-and-white striped fur. When threatened it squirts a fine spray of foul-smelling irritant liquid from its anal glands towards its attacker.

Skankverb

swindle or deceive

‘they made a tidy sum skanking the tourists’;

Skunknoun

the fur of the skunk.

Skankverb

obtain by deception or theft

‘I skanked the poster off some wall’;

Skunknoun

a contemptible person

‘he'd run up a massive phone bill and hadn't paid—the skunk’;

Skunknoun

short for skunkweed

Skunkverb

defeat (someone) overwhelmingly in a game or contest, especially by preventing them from scoring at all

‘I knew he was a good fisherman, but I didn't expect him to skunk you’;

Skunkverb

fail to pay (a bill or creditor)

‘he made a practice of skunking hotels’;

Skunk

Skunks are New World mammals in the family Mephitidae. While related to polecats and other members of the weasel family, skunks have as their closest Old World relatives the stink badgers.

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