(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 26, 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 1, 2005
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-when someone shows you their fucked up car- Thats janky as fuck man
by yungmaddie October 4, 2018
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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 7, 2013
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When something is described as being utterly stupid, insufficient, not right, and unreasonable.
Man this class is janky af.

Yo I'm not reading that janky ass shit.
by saucybro35 April 4, 2017
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an undesireable item that has both bad taste in style and quality.
That old shoe is janky.
by Lee Chun May 26, 2003
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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 7, 2008
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