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Definition of "skank" [skank]

  • A rhythmic dance performed to reggae or ska music, characterized by bending forward, raising the knees, and extending the hands. (noun)
  • Disgusting or vulgar matter; filth. (noun)
  • One who is disgustingly foul or filthy and often considered sexually promiscuous. Used especially of a woman or girl. (noun)
  • To dance the skank. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "skank" in a sentence
  • "July 7th, 2009 7: 32 pm ET those 7 out of 10 repubs are the STUPID MACHINE that keeps this country at war with the rest of the world. the only other stupid skank is elisabeth hasselbeck, the blonde war monger from The View."
  • "If a guy and a girl hook up with the same number of people, the girl is called a skank and the guy is just a guy."
  • "We face an onslaught of skank every single day, she said, and this relentless onslaught of skank is teaching our daughters that their worth resides only in their bodies and in their willingness to skank it up with their peers."