One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Extremely drunk.‘she was absolutely stinko’
intoxicated, inebriated, drunken, befuddled, incapable, tipsy, the worse for drink, under the influence, maudlinView synonyms
- ‘Footage shot by a future director in the early '70s captures the great man getting stinko on an airplane before ambling in front of an auditorium full of fans.’
- ‘Just this last Saturday we went to San Francisco and got stinko in the rain.’
- ‘If Mexico is traditionally regarded in Hollywood films as the wilderness beyond the suburbs, liminal space to which Americans go to resolve personal conflicts, think, or get stinko, here the country comes into its own.’
2Of a very low standard.‘some performances were stinko’
1920s: from stink + -o.
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