manky

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manky (comparative mankier, superlative mankiest)

  1. (UK, Scotland, Ireland, slang) Unpleasantly dirty and disgusting.
    • 2005, Justin Peter Beaney, Kasdeja's Children,
      "He don't want those," his father said, holding a bag of apples at the end of an outstretched arm as if they were a danger to his health, "they're all... manky."
    • 2010, Marian Keyes, The Brightest Star in the Sky,
      "Speaking of which—" Fionn starts foostering in the pocket of his manky old jacket—"I've probably got something for you."

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