janky

American English

Meaning: poorly made, of low quality

For example:

  • Dave keeps riding his janky old motorbike. I wish he'd get a new one.

  • How come you got those janky sneakers on? Why don't you get some good ones?

Variety: This is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz:

Did you see the janky car he came in? It looks

a. totally cool

b. really fast

c. so old and dirty

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Contributor: Matt Errey