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Definition of "stinking" [stink•ing]

  • Having a foul smell; fetid. (adjective)
  • Slang Drunk; intoxicated. (adjective)
  • Slang Used as an intensive: stinking rich. (adverb)

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 "stinking" in a sentence
  • "You had indicated before that -- and you used the term stinking drunk when she was initially arrested -- but when she was arrested, she had .08 alcohol."
  • "In the end, Collins's Wednesday night rant to the media—has any public speaker used the word "stinking" to more memorable effect?"
  • "He referred in letters home, when he first got here in May of 1831, to what he called the stinking arrogance of Americans, the fact that halfway through a conversation with you they insist on, you know, spitting some long stream of tobacco juice into the corner of the room or that they'd shake hands with you as though they'd known you for 10 years, and so on and so on."