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Definition of 'skunk'


  1. 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'"
       Synonyms: rotter dirty dog rat stinker stinkpot bum puke crumb lowlife scum bag so-and-so git
  2. a defeat in a game where one side fails to score
       Synonyms: shutout
  3. American musteline mammal typically ejecting an intensely malodorous fluid when startled; in some classifications put in a separate subfamily Mephitinae
       Synonyms: polecat wood pussy


  1. defeat by a lurch
       Synonyms: lurch

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