skanky

adjective
\ ˈskaŋ-kē How to pronounce skanky (audio) \
skankier; skankiest

Definition of skanky

1 slang : repugnantly filthy or squalid
2 slang : of low or sleazy character

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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

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“Skanky.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/skanky. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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