slang and a pejorative term used in the Western World to describe a person, usually female, who is either sexually promiscuous in a tasteless manner or behaves in a way which others perceive to be such also used for the word SLUT
OMG Look at That Skank
by Jack Randalsin October 16, 2007
A dance to be preformed to ska, usually involving alternately puting each foot forward while lifting the knee, and then moving each foot back. The person keeps the elbows bent, and puts the hands into fists. While the use of arms and hands is possible, the focus remains on the movement and bending of the legs. This allows musicians to dance while using their arms for playing instruments. The previous is done better in large numbers in a circular fashion by preference in a "ska pit" or other dance halls. When done in a proper way the area in the middle of the circle is called "rest" where people can stand.

There are unspoken rules to skanking such as immediately helping up others who fall down and holding up lost articles of clothing (usually shoes and hats) to be claimed by their owners. Although skanking is an energetic dance and accidents occur frequently, deliberate aggression is looked down and considered amateurish by ska lovers examplified by the Mustard Plug song Skank by Numbers:

We don't want to see you slammin' in the pit, NO! We don't want to see
our girlfriends kicked, NO! We just want to see you movin' faster and
faster, to the beat of the super ska master. Phonys like to slam to
the beat of ska, we're not against that, but for us there's more. To
dance with us you needn't act like a jerk, skankin's meant for fun,
not for getting hurt!
The Busters say: Skank Down! from the song with the same name.
by Fernando Villanea March 22, 2007
A ugly, atention seeking whore, who is a total bitch, and is trashy
Wow! That girl lacey is such a skank !
by MagmaCookiez July 01, 2015
A girl who lives a grim lifestyle, often has greasy hair, probably has nits and probably smokes weed in the park.
Have you seen that Beth Moore, she's such a skank.
by randomshizzle May 07, 2015
Ania B:implying trashiness or tackiness, lower-class status, poor hygiene, fake and a scrawny, pockmarked sort of ugliness. May also imply promiscuity, but not necessarily. Can apply to any race, but most commonly used to describe white trash.
She's such a skank
by HayleeR March 28, 2015
A few Skank's live in Port Richey Florida. All about me.. me... me... But a requirement of them all - no education... no car.... Let's just get drunk, do drugs, lie, cheat, and steal.... let's just use folks! And all love to fights and thinks they are right and so loves to drone folks.
Let's sneak and drone his phone - why - cause I'm a Skank!
by Skank's live in Port Richey Fl September 21, 2014
1) An unappealing female*, either due to sexual promiscuity, horrible taste in clothing/hair, or generally slutty presentation of self.

2) A dance popularized by Ska lovers in the 1980s.

3) A bandana worn around the neck by punks in Southern California. Usually used to wipe sweat/blood/vomit/etc off the face after a show or a night of particularly good sex.

*may be used to describe gay males derogatorially, or hetero males ironically.
1) That girl in the caked on makeup is such a skank.

2) Skank dancing is so much fun!

4) His skank was supposed to be blue, but it had turned a dark grey from his years of wearing it without washing.
by gwynfshae June 04, 2011
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