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Stinker has various meanings in the English language. Traditionally, it means someone who smells bad. When used in American and British slang, it means a horrible person, a tough task, or something made poorly or is subpar.
Skunks are well known for their stink because of the foul smell from spray they emit as a defense mechanism. In mass media, skunks are permanently smelly animals always ready to spray liquid or a gas cloud from their butt. They are often depicted as unpopular or evil fictional characters. However, skunks in real life only have a limited amount of liquid spray, which takes weeks to refill.
PS: If you ever have problems with skunk odor, all you need are hydrogen peroxide, baking soda, and detergent to remove it!
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