Stinkard Stink"ard, n. 1. A mean, stinking, paltry fellow. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) The teledu of the East Indies. It emits a disagreeable odor. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

(Mydaus meliceps)

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  • stinkard — Teledu Tel e*du, n. (Zo[ o]l.) An East Indian carnivore ({Mydaus meliceps}) allied to the badger, and noted for the very offensive odor that it emits, somewhat resembling that of a skunk. It is a native of the high mountains of Java and Sumatra,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stinkard — noun a) The teledu. Next you have a group of stinkards, vermin whom I hold in abomination. . . . [T]here have been cases proved of persons being killed in their beds by the odour of stinkards; and it is sufficient for one of these creatures… …   Wiktionary

  • stinkard — noun Date: circa 1600 a mean or contemptible person …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • stinkard — stinkardly, adv. /sting keuhrd/, n. a despicable person; stinker. [1590 1600; STINK + ARD] * * * …   Universalium

  • stinkard — n. Teledu (Mydaus meliceps) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • stinkard — stink·ard …   English syllables

  • stinkard — stink•ard [[t]ˈstɪŋ kərd[/t]] n. a despicable person; stinker • Etymology: 1590–1600 …   From formal English to slang

  • stinkard — ˈstiŋkə(r)d noun ( s) 1. a. : a mean or contemptible person b. usually capitalized : one of the common people in the social structure of the Natchez Indians called also stinker 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • stinker —    Used in modern times as a fairly mild insult, though it seems to have been much more forceful at the turn of the century. Webster’s Dictionary defined it in 1911 as ‘one who is disgustingly contemptible, a stinkard’. ‘Stinkard’ is now obsolete …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • Fustilarian — Fus ti*la ri*an, n. [From {Fusty}.] A low fellow; a stinkard; a scoundrel. [Obs.] Shak …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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