noun, plural skunks (especially collectively) skunk.
a small North American mammal, Mephitis mephitis, of the weasel family, having a black coat with a white, V -shaped stripe on the back, and ejecting a fetid odor when alarmed or attacked.
any of several related or similar animals.
Compare hog-nosed skunk, spotted skunk.
Informal. a thoroughly contemptible person.
U.S. Navy Slang. an unidentified ship or target.
verb (used with object)
Slang. to defeat thoroughly in a game, especially while keeping an opponent from scoring:
The team skunked the favorites in the crucial game.
noun (pl) skunks, skunk
any of various American musteline mammals of the subfamily Mephitinae, esp Mephitis mephitis (striped skunk), typically having a black and white coat and bushy tail: they eject an unpleasant-smelling fluid from the anal gland when attacked
(informal) a despicable person
(slang) a strain of cannabis smoked for its exceptionally powerful psychoactive properties
(transitive) (US & Canadian, slang) to defeat overwhelmingly in a game
- Skunk eye
noun See stink eye
noun 1. a river in central Iowa, flowing SE to the Mississippi River. 264 miles (425 km) long.
- Skunk someone out of something
skunk someone out of something
noun 1. any of various plants having an unpleasant odor, as the skunk cabbage.