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Definition of manky adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

manky

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈmæŋki//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmæŋki//
 
(British English, informal)
 
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dirty and unpleasant Word Origin 1950s: probably from obsolete mank ‘mutilated, defective’, from Old French manque, from Latin mancus ‘maimed’.