- The definition of a stench is a nasty smell.
An example of a stench is the smell of rotting garbage.
stench definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English ; from Old English stenc ; from base of stincan, to stink
stench definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A strong, foul odor; a stink.
- A foul quality: the stench of corrupt government.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English stenc, odor.