skankier; skankiest
slang : repugnantly filthy or squalid
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
Recent Examples on the Web My first outfit was from Le Chateau, a skanky bathing suit and a weird top. Nadja Sayej, Forbes, 3 June 2022

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Word History


skank entry 1

First Known Use

1982, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of skanky was in 1982

Dictionary Entries Near skanky

Cite this Entry

“Skanky.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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