Skunk vs. Polecat

Skunk vs. Polecat — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Skunk and Polecat

Skunknoun

Any of several small omnivorous mammals of the Americas belonging to the family Mephitidae, having a bushy tail and black fur with white markings and ejecting a foul-smelling oily liquid from glands near the anus when threatened.Also called polecat.

Polecatnoun

A chiefly nocturnal mustelid mammal (Mustela putorius) of Europe that ejects a malodorous fluid to mark its territory and defend itself from predators. Also called fitch.

Skunknoun

The glossy black and white fur of any of these mammals.

Polecatnoun

Either of two similar mammals, Mustela eversmanii of the Central Asian steppes, having a light brown coat with a black mask, or Vormela peregusna of Eurasia, having a mottled yellow and brown coat.

Skunknoun

(Slang)A person regarded as obnoxious or despicable.

Polecatnoun

See skunk.

Skunknoun

(Slang)Marijuana.

Polecatnoun

A weasel-like animal of the genus Mustela.

Skunkverb

To spray with the foul-smelling liquid of a skunk:The dog got skunked.

Polecatnoun

notably, the European polecat, Mustela putorius.

Skunkverb

To defeat overwhelmingly, especially by keeping from scoring.

Polecatnoun

A skunk.

Skunkverb

To cause to have no success trying to catch fish. Used in the passive.

Polecatnoun

American musteline mammal typically ejecting an intensely malodorous fluid when startled; in some classifications put in a separate subfamily Mephitinae

Skunkverb

To cheat (someone).

Polecatnoun

dark brown mustelid of woodlands of Eurasia that gives off an unpleasant odor when threatened

Skunkverb

To fail to pay (an amount due).

Skunknoun

Any of various small mammals, of the family Mephitidae, native to North and Central America, having a glossy black with a white coat and two musk glands at the base of the tail for emitting a noxious smell as a defensive measure.

Skunknoun

(slang) A despicable person.

Skunknoun

(slang) A walkover victory in sports or board games, as when the opposing side is unable to score. Compare shutout.

Skunknoun

(cribbage) A win by 30 or more points.

Skunknoun

A member of a hybrid skinhead and punk subculture.

Skunknoun

(slang) lang=en marijuana.

Skunknoun

Any of the strains of hybrids of Cannabis sativa and Cannabis indica that may have THC levels exceeding those of typical hashish.

Skunkverb

To defeat so badly as to prevent any opposing points.

I skunked him at cards.We fished all day but the lake skunked us.

Skunkverb

(cribbage) To win by 30 or more points.

Skunkverb

To go bad, to spoil.

Skunknoun

a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible;

only a rotter would do thatkill the ratthrow the bum outyou cowardly little pukes!the British call a contemptible person a `git'

Skunknoun

a defeat in a game where one side fails to score

Skunknoun

street names for marijuana

Skunknoun

American musteline mammal typically ejecting an intensely malodorous fluid when startled; in some classifications put in a separate subfamily Mephitinae

Skunkverb

defeat by a lurch