Top Definition
(adjective) inferior quality; held in low social regard; old and delapidated; refers almost exclusively to inanimate material objects, not to people
We tried to pick up on these girls waiting for the bus, but I was driving my sister's janky 1989 geo metro so we just got clowned instead.
by the jankinator March 25, 2003
an undesireable item that has both bad taste in style and quality.
That old shoe is janky.
by Lee Chun May 25, 2003
An adjective describing an object or location that is of poor quality or broken down. While expressing negative characteristics, janky is often used as a term of endearment for objects past their prime but still appreciated.
My '92 civic has terrible mileage, manual windows, and a broken stereo but I'd never get rid of it. I love that janky car.

You hungry? I know this janky Chinese restaurant downtown. Probably violates ten health codes but the chow mein is amazing.
by JWoCA November 10, 2010
Despicably dishonest incompetent self serving shady bastard of a character, questionable quality, often used in conjunction with "cheap ass piece of shit " of very poor quality. no integrity, useless, not to be trusted. no good
That janky doctor performs janky procedures on old people just to get the insurance money before they die.

Or

That janky piece of jewelry my janky boyfriend gave me fell apart the first time I wore it.
by luvya July 06, 2013
Of questionable strength or worth; ramshackle or rigged in an unprofessional manner; ludicrously cheap or ill-suited to a given purpose; laughable; e.g. George W. Bush. Origin: Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, Reno, NV, USA circa 1996 (earliest known)
That lifeboat is janky! Look at the duct tape job.
by Master Bacon August 07, 2008
A description of an Item that is broke down, wore out or in need of bad repair. -"Junky"-
This janky car bout to break down.
by DZWilliams October 27, 2006
An item of poor quality
The keyboard is old & janky
by carlo$ July 21, 2005
(adj.) A JANKY person is your friend, while secretly stealing everything you own in a sneaky manner: such as your wallet, drugs, girl friend, or anything in sight left unattended.
"I woke up and all my shit was gone! That JANKY fucker even stole the shoes off my feet!"

"I couldn't find my dope anywhere, and that JANKY Johnny helped me look for it! Come to find out he had it in his pocket the whole time yet still helped look for it, that sneaky bastard!"
by JANKY SICILIANZ February 02, 2009

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