skunk Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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"skunk" in American English

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skunknoun [C]

 us   /skʌŋk/
a ​small, ​furry, black-and-white ​animal with a ​largetail, which makes a ​strong, ​unpleasantsmell as a ​defense when it is ​attacked
(Definition of skunk from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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skunknoun [C]

uk   us   /skʌŋk/

skunk noun [C] (ANIMAL)

[C] a ​small, ​black and ​whiteNorth American ​animal that makes a ​strong, ​unpleasantsmell as a ​defence when it is ​attacked

skunk noun [C] (PERSON)

[C] US slang disapproving an ​unpleasantperson: 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)
Translations of “skunk”
in Spanish mofeta…
in Vietnamese chồn hôi…
in Malaysian skunk…
in Thai สัตว์สีดำสลับขาวพ่นกลิ่นเหม็นเมื่อตกใจ…
in French mouffette…
in German das Stinktier…
in Chinese (Simplified) 北美臭鼬…
in Turkish kokarca…
in Russian скунс…
in Indonesian segung…
in Chinese (Traditional) 北美臭鼬…
in Polish skunks…
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