Definition of jankers in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdʒaŋkəz/


[mass noun] British military slang
Punishment for those who have committed a military offence: the sergeant put me on jankers
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  • 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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