Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Resembling the skunk, especially in odour.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Like the skunk, especially in odor.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Smelling like a skunk; stinking.

Etymologies

skunk +‎ -ish (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Because I like to sleep with a window open - so my boudoir window is open all the time - I was smacked by a whiff of the skunkish redolence upon my retirement.

    Archive 2004-08-01

  • De Vonville's room, which was at the back of the house, and had no fuming ailantus by its windows on which to browse nightmares of skunkish flavor, afforded a better climate for a night's rest, notwithstanding the singular ideas which these travelled men, especially naturalists, have of comfort, in a civilized sense.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 29, March, 1860

  • He heard a wolf howl, a cry filled with loneliness, yet with a shivering death-note in it; he caught the musky, skunkish odor of a fox that was stalking prey in the face of a whispering breath of wind; once, in a moment of dead stillness, he listened to the snap of teeth and the crackle of bones in one of the dark pits, where a fisher-cat -- with eyes that gleamed like coals of fire -- was devouring the warm and bleeding carcass of a mother partridge.

    The Country Beyond

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