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skank

[skangk] /skæŋk/
verb (used without object)
1.
Slang. to dance rhythmically in a loose-limbed manner.
Origin
1980-1985
1980-85; origin uncertain
Related forms
skanker, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for skank

skank

/skæŋk/
noun
1.
a fast dance to reggae music
2.
(slang) a promiscuous female
verb (intransitive)
3.
to perform this dance
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Word Origin and History for skank
n.

"unattractive woman," 1965, perhaps from skag in this sense (1920s), of unknown origin. Verbal meaning "dance to reggae music" is 1976, probably not the same word, but also of unknown origin. Related: Skanking.

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Slang definitions & phrases for skank

skag

noun
  1. A cigarette or cigarette butt (1915+ Armed forces)
  2. A despicable person or thing; jerk (1960s+ Teenagers fr black)
  3. An unattractive woman; bat, skank (1920s+ Black)
  4. Cheap, low-quality heroin (1960s+ Narcotics)

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