[ skangk ]
/ skæŋk /
verb (used without object)
Slang. to dance rhythmically in a loose-limbed manner.
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Origin of skank
First recorded in 1980–85; origin uncertain
OTHER WORDS FROM skankskank·er, noun
Words nearby skank
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British Dictionary definitions for skanker
/ (skæŋk) /
a fast dance to reggae music
slang a promiscuous female
to perform this dance
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