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  • adjective UK, Scotland, Ireland, slang Unpleasantly dirty and disgusting.

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  • adjective inferior and worthless

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Examples

  • But officers shaving their heads to look like Lithuanian cage-fighters, never wearing their hats, walking about in manky, unzipped jackets just makes it look ten times worse. on November 30, 2009 at 6: 45 am Crime Analyst

    And for my next trick……. « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • The most scathing critique of medical "scientific manques" (or "manky" pseudo scientists) was penned by one of the fathers of American Behaviourism, C. L.Hull, when he took apart, with very little effort, and hung out for contempt the "research" into hypnotism conducted by Binet and feret and later Heillig and Hoff.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • Firstly comes this very handsome bibbed and crested 'manky' from Summerlake Park, Tigard,

    10,000 Birds

  • Hepatitis C sufferers tell how 'manky' blood devastated their lives

    BBC News - Home

  • Firstly comes this very handsome bibbed and crested 'manky' from Summerlake Park, Tigard,

    10,000 Birds

  • It might improve his chances now that the Conservatives are considered by their former European kindred to be not only a black sheep, but a rather manky specimen with an advanced case of scrapie.

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • That pigeon is a pigeon savant, clad in manky rags;

    Day 7: Pigeon Savant

  • "He's in there," said a cemetery worker casually, pointing at a manky drain cover.

    Who Do You Think You Are? – Grace Dent's TV OD

  • "The NHS is not for sale, you grey-haired manky codger!"

    I'm impressed, says Andrew Lansley as NHS rap becomes a viral hit

  • It might improve his chances now that the Conservatives are considered by their former European kindred to be not only a black sheep, but a rather manky specimen with an advanced case of scrapie.

    Patten still in the wrong party

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  • at that moment a particularly manky tom decided it needed to spray its territory and favored Quintus's leg as one of its outposts.
    Kate Atkinson, Case Histories (New York: Little Brown & Co., 2004), p. 284.

    May 30, 2016