A style of music revolving around horns, guitar, bass, drums, and a vocalist. Chordal structure is that of upbeats or power chords. Some ska bands have trumpets like Reel Big Fish, some have trombones and saxes, like Mighty Mighty Bosstones, and some have two trombones and a French horn, like Sold for Less. Skanking is the dancing done to such music, and is characterized by kicking those legs and punching the air and flailing.
Dude, I love to skank to that ska. I really dig that sound
by Skankin to Life January 10, 2008
seniors kick ass
Wrote SKA all over my teachers board and he still thinks it means 'Senioritious Keeps Approvment '.
by emilysmiles April 04, 2015
Three different types: "Traditional", "2-Tone" and "3rd Wave". Traditional came about in the late 1950s as new dance music straight out of Jamaica. 2-Tone is named such because whites and blacks came together to form ska bands to spread unity in the 1970s. 3rd Wave is when ska hit America in the late 1980s, and added a bit of punk flair.

Also a very flexible style of music, incorporateable into other styles, which is why it's still around today and has such a large and diverse fan base.
Ska doesn't suck!
by MoonKnight November 24, 2002
music genre that originated in Jamaica. Ska combined elements of Caribbean mento and calypso with American jazz and rhythm and blues. It is characterized by a walking bass line accented with rhythms on the upbeat.
sublime, the ethopians, toots and the maytals, lynn tait etc. ska
by Boatdock January 03, 2012
Internet incognito for someone you shouldn't know. A skas is someone who is usually terrible at games but gets a sheer amount of luck and start to destroy everything around him. A Skas gets over-excited and ragequits a lot.
HOLY FUCK ARE YOU A SKAS?
by Skas April 12, 2011
ska is this amazing type of music, that everyone loves, except for all you emo pubes, but tbf i know one guy who's emo, who LOVES ska and his name his chris and he's uber cool
we all love chris, who loves ska, quite possibly the best gift given to this earth
by millicent dewey January 23, 2005
The word you use when you simply have no words.
Teen: We can be perfectly imperfect... together.
Teen 2: You... Just... Ska!
by Kurt'sBlaine April 06, 2013

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