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skunk

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Etymology

From earlier squunck, from Abenaki segonku (he who squirts / urinates), from Proto-Algonquian *šeka:kwa, from *šeka:kwa (to urinate) + *-a:kw (fox).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
skunk

Plural
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  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.)

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Verb

Infinitive
to skunk

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to skunk (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. cribbage: To win by 30 or more points.

See also


Swedish

Noun

skunk (plural skunkar)

  1. skunk

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