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skank 1

n. Slang
1. One who is filthy or foul.
2. One who is considered to be sexually promiscuous. Used especially of a woman.

[Origin unknown.]

skank′y adj.

skank 2

A rhythmic dance performed to reggae or ska music, characterized by bending forward, raising the knees, and extending the hands.
intr.v. skanked, skank·ing, skanks
To dance the skank.

[Jamaican English, to loaf, be shifty, be cunning, dance the skank; perhaps akin to skank.]


1. (Dancing) a fast dance to reggae music
2. slang a promiscuous female
vb (intr)
(Dancing) to perform this dance


(skæŋk) Slang. v.i.
1. to dance with violent, jerky movements, rhythmically bending forward and raising the knees, usu. to reggae music.
2. a prostitute.
3. dirty or repulsive matter; filth.
4. a dirty, repulsive, or immoral person.
[1980–85, Amer.; orig. uncertain]
skank′er, n.
skank′y, adj. -i•er, -i•est.


Past participle: skanked
Gerund: skanking

I skank
you skank
he/she/it skanks
we skank
you skank
they skank
I skanked
you skanked
he/she/it skanked
we skanked
you skanked
they skanked
Present Continuous
I am skanking
you are skanking
he/she/it is skanking
we are skanking
you are skanking
they are skanking
Present Perfect
I have skanked
you have skanked
he/she/it has skanked
we have skanked
you have skanked
they have skanked
Past Continuous
I was skanking
you were skanking
he/she/it was skanking
we were skanking
you were skanking
they were skanking
Past Perfect
I had skanked
you had skanked
he/she/it had skanked
we had skanked
you had skanked
they had skanked
I will skank
you will skank
he/she/it will skank
we will skank
you will skank
they will skank
Future Perfect
I will have skanked
you will have skanked
he/she/it will have skanked
we will have skanked
you will have skanked
they will have skanked
Future Continuous
I will be skanking
you will be skanking
he/she/it will be skanking
we will be skanking
you will be skanking
they will be skanking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been skanking
you have been skanking
he/she/it has been skanking
we have been skanking
you have been skanking
they have been skanking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been skanking
you will have been skanking
he/she/it will have been skanking
we will have been skanking
you will have been skanking
they will have been skanking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been skanking
you had been skanking
he/she/it had been skanking
we had been skanking
you had been skanking
they had been skanking
I would skank
you would skank
he/she/it would skank
we would skank
you would skank
they would skank
Past Conditional
I would have skanked
you would have skanked
he/she/it would have skanked
we would have skanked
you would have skanked
they would have skanked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.skank - any substance considered disgustingly foul or unpleasant
waste, waste material, waste matter, waste product - any materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted; "they collect the waste once a week"; "much of the waste material is carried off in the sewers"
2.skank - a rhythmic dance to reggae music performed by bending forward and extending the hands while bending the knees
dancing, terpsichore, dance, saltation - taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music
Verb1.skank - dance the skank
trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe, dance - move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance; "My husband and I like to dance at home to the radio"


n (US pej sl) → Drecksschlampe f (sl)
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