Any one of several species of American musteline carnivores of the genus Mephitis and allied genera. They have two glands near the anus, secreting an extremely fetid liquid, which the animal ejects at pleasure as a means of defense.
- Any of several small, mostly carnivorous New World mammals of the genus Mephitis and related genera, having a bushy tail and black fur with white markings and ejecting a foul-smelling oily liquid from glands near the anus when frightened or in danger. Also called polecat.
- The glossy black and white fur of this mammal.
- Slang A person regarded as obnoxious or despicable.
- Slang A person whose company is avoided.
- Slang To defeat overwhelmingly, especially by keeping from scoring.
- To cheat (someone).
- To fail to pay (an amount due).