Complete Definition of "skunk"

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English

Etymology
From earlier squunck < Abenaki segongw|segonku (he who squirts).

Pronunciation
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ÊÅk|-ÊÅk

Noun
en-noun

  1. 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.
  2. slang A type of strong marijuana.
  3. slang A walkover victory in sports or board games, as when the opposing side is unable to score. Compare shutout.
  4. Skinhead+Punk = skunk
  5. cribbage: A win by 30 or more points. (Double skunk > 60 points, triple skunk >90.)

Translations
trans-top|animal
Bosnian: tvor m
Chumash (Inezeño): taxama
Esperanto: mefito
Estonian: skunk, vinuk
Finnish: haisunäätä, skunkki
French: moufette f, putois m
German: Stinktier n, Skunk m
Hebrew: ×××ש (boesh) m
Isthmus Zapotec: beʼteʼ
Italian: moffetta f
Macedonian: ÑÐ²Ð¾Ñ m
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Norwegian: skunk m
Polish: skunks m
Romansch: scunc m
Russian: ÑкÑÐ½Ñ (skuns) m
Serbian:
:Cyrillic: ÑÐ²Ð¾Ñ m
:Roman: tvor#Serbian|tvor m
Slovene: dihur m
Spanish: mofeta f italbrac|Spain, zorro hediondo m italbrac|Costa Rica, zorrillo m italbrac|El Salvador|Guatemala|Honduras|Mexico|Nicaragua
Swedish: skunk#Swedish|skunk c
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trans-top|slang: marijuana
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Verb
en-verb

  1. cribbage: To win by 30 or more points.

See also
Mephitidae
Mephitis
Spilogale
Conepatus
polecat

Category:Algonquian derivations
Category:Mammals


Swedish

Noun
skunk (plural skunkar)

  1. skunk

Category:sv:Mammals

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