Definition of jankers in English:
noun[mass noun] British military slang
Punishment for those who have committed a military offence: the sergeant put me on jankers
More example sentences
- They must have hated it - all that digging, like being put on ‘jankers’ or punishment drill.’
- Mrs Cowell said: ‘Some of the men had hated the physical exercise, the food, washing in cold water, the discipline and doing jankers.’
- Everyone has to do jankers for one evening meal and one breakfast - serving on table and washing up
Early 20th century: of unknown origin.
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