Last modified on 20 May 2014, at 22:32

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English manken, from Old English mancian, bemancian (to maim, mutilate), of obscure origin. Cognate with Dutch and Middle Low German mank (lame, defective), Middle High German manc (lack, defect). Perhaps from Latin mancus (maimed, crippled, frail, incomplete), from Proto-Indo-European *mank-, *menk- (maimed, mutilation, torment).

VerbEdit

mank (third-person singular simple present manks, present participle manking, simple past and past participle manked)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To mutilate.
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Etymology 2Edit

Via Polari, from Italian mancare (to be lacking), from Latin mancus (maimed). See above.

AdjectiveEdit

mank (not comparable)

  1. (UK, slang, originally Polari) Disgusting, repulsive.
    When he eats, he never closes his mouth. It's so mank.
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NounEdit

mank (uncountable)

  1. (UK, slang, originally Polari) Something that is disgusting or manky.
    The plumber had to get all the mank out of the drain.



DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

mank (comparative manker, superlative mankst)

  1. lame

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