inferior in quality: a low-budget janky recording.
not working or operating properly: a janky old car;the game's janky interface.
untrustworthy; disreputable: He's a good guy but has some weird and janky friends.
undesirable; dilapidated or run-down: He's from the janky part of town where there was a shooting the other night.
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How to use janky in a sentence
Unlike the standard dish, with its separate components looking all janky and out of sorts on the same plate, this handheld bite seamlessly integrates the pair.The terrific Uncle C’s tells a little known story about fried chicken in America | Tim Carman | September 27, 2021 | Washington Post
What was once the domain of janky site-theming browser extensions can now be enabled right from the Google home page.
Notoriously janky unemployment websites were crushed under the weight of massive job loss.
Keeping virtual, projected desktops sharp and detailed but not shaky or janky seems like quite a feat.
Microsoft is calling this a "productivity" device thanks to it having the side-by-side app capability of a tablet-style foldable smartphone without any of the janky display technology.Surface Duo review—Orphaned Windows hardware makes a poor Android device | Ron Amadeo | October 16, 2020 | Ars Technica