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EtymologyEdit

Although skunk might refer to the aroma of alcohol etc, the rhyme seems to have motivated this idiom.

PronunciationEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

drunk as a skunk

  1. (simile, colloquial) Highly inebriated.

Usage notesEdit

  • This term follows the common pattern of omitting the first "as" of the full form "as drunk as a skunk".

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