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skank

[ skangk ]
/ skæŋk /
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noun

a prostitute; whore: I won't date someone who dresses like a skank.
a person who is sexually promiscuous, especially a woman: Her classmates called her a liar and a skank.
a dirty, repulsive, or immoral person: That hate-preaching skank is getting me really mad.
dirty or repulsive matter; filth: Don't wash the dog in the bathtub—it took a lot of scrubbing to clean the skank out!
a dance usually performed to reggae, dub, or ska music and characterized by jerky, rhythmic movements, bending forward while swinging the arms and raising the knees.

verb (used without object)

to dance the skank: If you're ready to skank hard, come to our club and bring your positive energy!

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Origin of skank

First recorded in 1960–65; origin uncertain

OTHER WORDS FROM skank

skank·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for skank

skank
/ (skæŋk) /

noun

a fast dance to reggae music
slang a promiscuous female

verb (intr)

to perform this dance
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