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1US informal An unpleasant person (used as a term of abuse)
- ‘Something he doesn't tell you, that Michigan plant he spoke at turned out to be one of those old stinkpots that was then under investigation for Clean Air Act violations.’
- ‘But those stinkpots just happened to belong to very powerful political patrons (some of whom now sit on his cabinet, like the Treasury Secretary).’
- ‘So while they may not be as clean as they would be at home, they're not total stinkpots.’
- 1.1 A vehicle that emits foul-smelling exhaust fumes, especially a motorboat as opposed to a sailboat.
2another term for musk turtle
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