This is probably a 'Southern' thing, but what the heck is a pole-cat? And the comment, "You smell like a pole-cat" is a major insult. Perhaps it is a fictional character and a cross between a skunk and a 'possum...
AlisaK AlisaK 46-50, F 10 Answers Jun 22, 2009

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its a kind of weasel, 1: any of several carnivorous mammals (as of the genera Mustela or Vormela) of the weasel family ; especially : a brown to black European mammal (M. putorius) from which the domesticated ferret is derived.

there also an awesome band from the 80's rockabilly revival...

the animal ones are friggin cool, check this critter out:

as far as the insult, have you ever smelled a farrit pen, its not to pleasant... i think theres your answer

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it's hillbilly for skunk

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Yes it is a saying in the south,,,and it means skunk,,,Mary

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they do stink, but they don't spray like skunks. i didn't know that when I met one in a field. i ran screaming

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It is like a skunk... They smell horrible.

Search striped Polecat .. :)

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