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Word and Phrase Origins
Where does the word skunk originate from?
Asked in Parts of Speech, Verbs, Nouns
What part of speech is the word skunk?
The word "skunk" is both a noun and a verb. The noun "skunk" is a word for a type of mammal with a capability of spraying malodorous effluvia when annoyed; a word for a thing. The verb "skunk" means to have been sprayed by a such an animal; to to prevent an opponent from scoring or succeeding; to defeat completely; a word for an action.