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(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
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adjective used to describe a person, place or thing which is questionable, fucked up, wrong, strange, broken down, undesirable, and/or just some thing you can't think of another word for. The origin of this work is explained somewhat in the conversation example. Friends and I were sitting around drinking coffee one morning, and I was bitching about my empty cup when my friend blamed the lack of coffee on the "janky ass coffee maker." I have since heard the word in the movie Friday.
Other forms: janked, janked up, janked out,
I was dancing with my friends and some janky old mutherfucker came up to me and started grabbin' my ass!

Michelle: yo, when's that coffee going to be ready?

Crystal: I don't know. This janky ass coffee maker takes forever.

He was a weirdo and made me feel all janked out, so I left.

I didn't get into Harvard. I don't know what I'm going to do now - it's totally janked up.
by Michelle Stinnett August 01, 2005
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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.

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That janky piece of jewelry my janky boyfriend gave me fell apart the first time I wore it.
by luvya July 06, 2013
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Poorly constructed or put together, and does not seem like it should function at all, although it may perform beyond expectations.
That entire computer system is janky
by leaf November 11, 2003
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Sorry assed, broke down, or tore up. Shady, or hella foul.
Originally heard when I lived in the East Bay area from the rapper Chunk. Also see janked out.
Janky hoes don't get chose. Any liquor store that don't sell the Super Socko & Gin is janky as all fuck. This nucka's hizzy is janked out like a crankhouse.
by Smokehouse Brown December 30, 2005
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A conjunctive form of both skanky and junky, thus denoting something both gross and in poor condition.
My friend, Larry, lives in a real shit-hole. There's dirty socks on the couch and it smells of bong-water. Man, that place is janky!
by Clinto-beans July 13, 2006
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