Definition of manky in English:

manky

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Pronunciation: /ˈmaŋki
 
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adjective (mankier, mankiest)

British informal
  • 1Inferior; worthless: he wanted recruits for his manky bee-keeping society
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    • The titles mask more than mere manky hanky panky.
    • I like being able to work in a manky dressing gown.
    • After all, a manky mascara can't do much damage, can it?
  • 2Dirty and unpleasant: the man in the manky mackintosh
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    • It was absolutely manky; it was filthy, the engine room, a disgrace actually.
    • Now, if only somebody would do something about those manky, shabby, urban foxes which keep trashing my dustbin.
    • Having completed the painting and got hardly any orange paint in my hair, I took a long hard look and realised that the kitchen tiles looked manky.

Origin

1950s: probably from obsolete mank 'mutilated, defective', from Old French manque, from Latin mancus 'maimed'.

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