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Skunk vs. Polecat

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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.

Polecatnoun

A weasel-like animal of the genus Mustela.

Skunknoun

(slang) A despicable person.

Polecatnoun

notably, the European polecat, Mustela putorius.

Skunknoun

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

Polecatnoun

A skunk.

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Skunknoun

(cribbage) A win by 30 or more points.

Polecatnoun

A small European carnivore of the Weasel family (Putorius fœtidus). Its scent glands secrete a substance of an exceedingly disagreeable odor. Called also fitchet, foulmart, and European ferret.

Skunknoun

A member of a hybrid skinhead and punk subculture.

Polecatnoun

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

Skunknoun

(slang) lang=en marijuana.

Polecatnoun

dark brown mustelid of woodlands of Eurasia that gives off an unpleasant odor when threatened

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Skunknoun

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

Polecatnoun

a weasel-like Eurasian mammal with mainly dark brown fur and a darker mask across the eyes, noted for its fetid smell.

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.’;

Polecatnoun

another term for skunk

Skunkverb

(cribbage) To win by 30 or more points.

Polecat

Polecat is a common name for mammals in the order Carnivora and subfamilies Ictonychinae and Mustelinae. Polecats do not form a single taxonomic rank (i.e.

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Skunkverb

To go bad, to spoil.

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.

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.

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'’;

Skunknoun

a defeat in a game where one side fails to score

Skunknoun

street names for marijuana

Skunknoun

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

Skunkverb

defeat by a lurch

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.

Skunknoun

the fur of the skunk.

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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