[ skangk ]
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  1. a prostitute; whore: I won't date someone who dresses like a skank.

  2. Disparaging and Offensive. a person who is sexually promiscuous, especially a woman.

  1. a dirty, repulsive, or immoral person: That hate-preaching skank is getting me really mad.

  2. dirty or repulsive matter; filth: Don't wash the dog in the bathtub—it took a lot of scrubbing to clean the skank out last time!

  3. 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)
  1. to dance the skank: If you're ready to skank hard, come to our club and bring your positive energy!

Origin of skank

First recorded in 1960–65; origin uncertain

Other words from skank

  • skank·er, noun

Words Nearby skank Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

British Dictionary definitions for skank


/ (skæŋk) /

  1. a fast dance to reggae music

  2. slang a promiscuous female

  1. to perform this dance

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