What does janky mean?

Of poor or inferior quality

Janky is a term used to describe something that features poor quality. It is often used when comparing something bad to other similar items/objects that are much better.

The janky term is used to be critical and make fun of something, especially when used to describe a person. Other forms of the word include "jank" and "jankity."


Did you see that janky car? The bumper was taped together
A janky attempt at a Mercedes hood ornament
A janky attempt at a Mercedes hood ornament

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Updated March 28, 2017

Janky definition by Slang.net

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