1

skank

noun \ ˈskaŋk \

Definition of skank

slang, disparaging
:a person and especially a woman of low or sleazy character

Origin and Etymology of skank

origin unknown


2

skank

noun

Definition of skank

:a rhythmic dance performed by swinging the arms while bending the knees especially to reggae or ska; also :the music for this dance

Origin and Etymology of skank

Jamaican English


3

skank

verb

Definition of skank

intransitive verb
:to dance the skank

4

skank

verb

Definition of skank

transitive verb
slang
:to bungle (a stroke) in golf

Origin and Etymology of skank

probably alteration of 2shank


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