Definition of Stinkpot

1. Noun. A person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible. "The British call a contemptible person a `git'"

Exact synonyms: Bum, Crumb, Dirty Dog, Git, Lowlife, Puke, Rat, Rotter, Scum Bag, Skunk, So-and-so, Stinker
Generic synonyms: Disagreeable Person, Unpleasant Person
Derivative terms: Bum, Rat



2. Noun. Small freshwater turtle having a strong musky odor.
Exact synonyms: Musk Turtle
Generic synonyms: Mud Turtle
Group relationships: Genus Sternotherus, Sternotherus

Definition of Stinkpot

1. n. An earthen jar charged with powder, grenades, and other materials of an offensive and suffocating smell, -- sometimes used in boarding an enemy's vessel.

Definition of Stinkpot

1. Noun. An annoying, bad or undesirable person ¹

2. Noun. A species of turtle from southeastern Canada, ''Sternotherus odoratus'' ¹

3. Noun. Alternative name for the common musk turtle ¹

4. Noun. Alternative name for the southern giant petrel ¹

5. Noun. Slang term referring to a motorboat (usually used by sailors) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Stinkpot

1. a jar containing foul-smelling combustibles formerly used in warfare [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stinkpot

stinking goosefoot
stinking hellebore
stinking horehound
stinking iris
stinking mayweed
stinking nightshade
stinking on ice
stinking smut
stinking wattle
stinking weed
stinking yew
stinkingly
stinkings
stinkless
stinko
stinkpot (current term)
stinkpots
stinks
stinks on ice
stinkstone
stinkstones
stinkt
stinkweed
stinkweeds
stinkwood
stinkwoods
stinky
stinky squid
stint
stintance

Literary usage of Stinkpot

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1. Chamber's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1892)
"... of a minister a sum e^ual to a half-year's stipend is payable to his family or nearest of kin ( see ANNATES ). stinkpot. See ASPHYXIANTS. ..."

2. Imperialism and Liberty by Morrison Isaac Swift (1899)
"But I trow the children of Franklin and Washington and Jefferson will not follow a stinkpot when they know it. If a stinkpot, led us in, God calls us out. ..."

3. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce (1916)
"Go away, you stinkpot. And you are a stinkpot.— Goggins skipped down on to the gravel and at once returned to his place with good humour. ..."

4. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce (1916)
"Go away, you stinkpot. And you are a stinkpot.— Goggins skipped down on to the gravel and at once returned to his place with good humour. ..."

5. The Writings of Henry David Thoreau by Henry David Thoreau (1906)
"... and the stinkpot are much flatter, ie not so much curved up at the sides, and are nearer to the upper shell. The painted tortoise has the flattest back; ..."

6. Chambers's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People (1868)
"stinkpot, in Warfare, a shell, often of earthenware, charged with combustibles, which, on bursting, ... The stinkpot is a favourite weapon of the Chinese. ..."

7. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People (1878)
"stinkpot, in Warfare, a shell, often of earthenware, charged with combustibles, which, on bursting, ... The stinkpot is a favourite weapon of the Chinese. ..."

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