Definitions for skankskæŋk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. (v.i.)to dance with violent, jerky movements, rhythmically bending forward and raising the knees, usu. to reggae music.

  2. (n.)a prostitute.

    Category: Music and Dance

  3. dirty or repulsive matter; filth.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  4. a dirty, repulsive, or immoral person.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of skank:

1980–85, Amer.; orig. uncert.


Princeton's WordNet

  1. filth, crud, skank(noun)

    any substance considered disgustingly foul or unpleasant

  2. skank(verb)

    a rhythmic dance to reggae music performed by bending forward and extending the hands while bending the knees

  3. skank(verb)

    dance the skank


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