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English definition of “skunk”

skunk

noun [C] uk   /skʌŋk/ us  

skunk noun [C] (ANIMAL)

[C] a small, black and white North American animal that makes a strong, unpleasant smell as a defence when it is attackedWild mammalsHumans, apes and monkeysFelines (cats)Canines (dogs)Deer and antelopeRodents and similar animalsMarine mammals

skunk noun [C] (PERSON)

[C] US slang disapproving an unpleasant person: He was an oily, opportunistic skunk.

skunk noun [C] (DRUG)

[U] → skunkweed
(Definition of skunk from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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