Definition of stinky in US English:



  • 1Having a strong or unpleasant smell.

    ‘stinky cheese’
    ‘a stinky, sweaty room’
    • ‘We drove around in a cramped, stinky van.’
    • ‘A group of villagers have gone online to protest at a stinky turkey farm.’
    • ‘I struggle to breathe without getting his stinky breath inhaled.’
    • ‘For years, people afflicted with the itchy skin condition used stinky coal-tar derivatives to alleviate their symptoms.’
    • ‘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.’
    1. 1.1 Very disagreeable and unpleasant.
      ‘he went to his stinky job year after year’
      ‘a real stinky situation’
      • ‘The same suggestions were made in the original film and the stinky sequel.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Healthy and progressive organizations make change easier than stinky evil organizations do.’