Definitions starting with S

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stink

adj. 1. [Trio. idem (Winer p.c.); cf. US Black You git stink (Writers Program 1940:7); from general tendency of Cr. adj. and verbs to merge syntactically] foul-smelling: 1918 As stink as a dead dog (Parsons 23). Da’s one stink banana (Nassau). Dat ting smell stink (Nassau). (Gen.)

2. [cf. US Black Dat stink Carolyn (Faucet 1927: 244)] unpleasant generally: That plant looks stink (Nassau).

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Last update: 2011-10-30 18:19
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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