Definition of "stink" [stink]

  • To emit a strong foul odor. (verb-intransitive)
  • To be highly offensive or abhorrent. (verb-intransitive)
  • To be in extremely bad repute. (verb-intransitive)
  • Slang To have something to an extreme or offensive degree: a family that stinks with money; a deed that stinks of treachery. (verb-intransitive)
  • Slang To be of an extremely low or bad quality: This job stinks. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "stink" in a sentence
  • "He repeated the word stink a lot, too, used it as a noun: The imaginary person was full of stink; the earth was full of stink."
  • "Ty, yer stink is making multiple appearances on this blog."
  • "Both parties stink from the core and the only way out of the mess we are in is by cleaning house."