- The definition of a stink is a nasty smell, or is slang for a public outrage.
- An example of a stink is the smell of rotten fruit.
- An example of a stink is public anger over a new town law.
- Stink is defined as to give off a bad smell, or is slang meaning to be low quality.
An example of stink is for the smell of sweat to take over a room.
stink definition by Webster's New World
- to give off a strong, unpleasant smell
- to be very offensive; be hateful or abhorrent
- Slang to be of low standard or quality; be no good
- Slang to have much or an excess: with of or with
Origin: Middle English stinken ; from Old English stincan, akin to German stinken
- a strong, unpleasant smell; stench
- Slang a strong public reaction, as one of outrage, censure, protest, etc.
stink definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb stank stank or stunk , stunk stunk, stink·ing, stinks verb, intransitive
- To emit a strong foul odor.
- a. To be highly offensive or abhorrent.b. To be in extremely bad repute.
- Slang To have something to an extreme or offensive degree: a family that stinks with money; a deed that stinks of treachery.
- Slang a. To be of an extremely low or bad quality: This job stinks.b. To have the appearance of dishonesty or corruption: Something about his testimony stinks.
- A strong offensive odor; a stench. See Synonyms at stench.
- Slang A scandal or controversy: “the stink over sexual politics in the military” (David Nyhan).
Origin: Middle English stinken, from Old English stincan, to emit a smell.
- stinkˈy adjective
stink - Phrases/Idioms