shonky

shonky

(ˈʃɒŋkɪ)
adj, -kier or -kiest
1. of dubious integrity or legality
2. unreliable; unsound
[C19: perhaps from Yiddish shonniker or from sh(oddy) + (w)onky]
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The train station, for a long time a shonky 1960s afterthought, is being redeveloped with a 120-room Sleeperz hotel as part of the building.
Absolutely shonky," one critic wrote on the group's Facebook page.
I'm thinking of all the shonky building projects around New Zealand in recent times, and ongoing.
Of course, not all car hire companies have such shonky policies.
Theyre sick and tired of seeing workers outrageously exploited, and fed up with being undercut by shonky operators who flout the rules with impunity.
These are laws which, whatever serious issues they are meant to tackle, are bad laws, shonky, jerry-built, unworkable.
31) However, even among those not taken in by fake fakirs and shonky spiritualists, or attracted to sensuality and ornamentalism, the East remained a source of fascination and wonder.
But lately the field has become crowded with shonky knock-offs, including such dispiriting efforts as Willow Creek, Devil's Due and a few too many Paranormal Activity sequels.
Choice Shonky Awards winners for 2014 include one of the biggest names in Australia's financial industry, a biscuit that has become a "national icon" and a toddler's milk that supposedly provides "nutritional support for young kids.
Given that EA only acquired the license weeks before the E3 reveal, this is unlikely to be anywhere near complete, especially given the fact that DICE recently put all of their projects on hold to direct development resource to the shonky Battlefield 4 launch.
By extension, the crisis is not explicable in terms of libidinal economies of desire limply dwindling down (contra Stiegler), or a drop in wage-earners' real income that drew them into a financial circuit based on cheap and shonky home loans (contra Foster and McChesney).