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stinker, noun

Forms:
Also stinka.
Origin:
EnglishShow more Special sense of general English stinker something which stinks, something repugnant because of its unendurable nature.
historical, slang
Especially in township parlance: a contemptuous name for a pass (sense 3). Also attributive.
1977 J. Sikakane Window on Soweto 5The men feel the inside pocket of their jackets, just to make sure that the ‘stinker’ or pass book is safely tucked in or else it means being picked up by the police.
1987 Pace Nov. 14The old stinker is an embarrassment to this supposedly verlig Government and..the repeal of the pass and influx laws was a hefty stride for them.
Especially in township parlance: a contemptuous name for a pass (sense 3). Also attributive.

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