Irish adolescent sub-species.
Males usually sport a bumfluff moustache, an emperor Nero hairstyle and are always called either Anto or Deco making communication difficult in a crowd of male skangers. Their natural habitat is any corner at the side of any road in any town although they can also be found hanging around outside off licences in great numbers.
Females generally have strawberry blonde curly shoulder-length hair dripping of grease; a complexion akin to that of the surface of the moon and are mostly called Lizbehhh (Elizabeth). Accessories include compulsory buggy for their compulsory child.
Skangers usually have a strict dress code of Nike, Reebok or Adidas shellsuits and trainers and a Burberry cap titled at a particular angle. This is true of both male and female skangers. Additional uniform items include a 'smoke' (cigarette) probably scabbed from some poor sod they've just accosted; bling of various types but mostly a gold neck chain (male) and Elizabeth Duke Pat Butcher-style earrings (female)
Other recognisable traits include a loud over-exaggerated accent, practiced at great length to increase their 'hardness' within the pack; and a tendency to say 'knawmean' every 2.8 seconds around other words such as 'staaary', 'bud' and 'ye fuggin wankohhh'; aggressive body posture mimicking primate behaviour especially when spoken to by any member of the public about anything.
Older skangers can be recognised by their mugshots/picture in the court reporting section of any newspaper and also by their ridiculously souped-up cars...see also 'boy racers'.
"Heyohhh meestohhh...gis a fuggin smohke"
(Excuse me sir, may I please trouble you for a cigarette?)
Typical example of a skanger initiating a conversation/fight
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