skanky

adjective
\ˈskaŋ-kē \
skankier; skankiest

Definition of skanky 

1 slang : repugnantly filthy or squalid

2 slang : of low or sleazy character

Examples of skanky in a Sentence

a pop star who cultivates an image that is more skanky than sexy

First Known Use of skanky

1982, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for skanky

skank entry 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about skanky

Dictionary Entries near skanky

skandhas

Skaneateles Lake

skank

skanky

skar

skarn

skart

Statistics for skanky

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for skanky

The first known use of skanky was in 1982

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on skanky

See words that rhyme with skanky

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for skanky

Comments on skanky

What made you want to look up skanky? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

playful or foolish behavior

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Autumn Words of the Day 2018

  • a-top-down-image-of-road-through-an-autumn-forest
  • Which is a synonym of fugacious?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!