Definition of stinky in US English:



  • 1Having a strong or unpleasant smell.

    ‘stinky cheese’
    ‘a stinky, sweaty room’
    • ‘I struggle to breathe without getting his stinky breath inhaled.’
    • ‘We drove around in a cramped, stinky van.’
    • ‘Leaky pipes and the occasional blockage provides some diverting fun for the rest of the family as they watch Dad struggle with the stinky mess.’
    • ‘A group of villagers have gone online to protest at a stinky turkey farm.’
    • ‘For years, people afflicted with the itchy skin condition used stinky coal-tar derivatives to alleviate their symptoms.’
    1. 1.1 Very disagreeable and unpleasant.
      ‘he went to his stinky job year after year’
      ‘a real stinky situation’
      • ‘They point to signs of life in some of the bombed-out corners of markets, and banks finally finding buyers for some of their stinkiest assets.’
      • ‘It's a bit of a stinky ballad that I briefly had a soft spot for, but I can't really get behind a song which advocates not lying to someone just because they are beautiful.’
      • ‘There may be some stinky skeleton lurking in his past.’
      • ‘Healthy and progressive organizations make change easier than stinky evil organizations do.’
      • ‘The same suggestions were made in the original film and the stinky sequel.’