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

 

shonky

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈʃɒŋki//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃɔːŋki//
 
, NAmE//ˈʃɑːŋki//
 
(shonkier, shonkiest)(Australian English, New Zealand English, informal)
 
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not honest or legal Word Origin 1970s: perhaps from English dialect shonk ‘smart’.