Shonky

1. dubious, underhanded;
2. unreliable, very suspect deal: 'shonky practice', 'shonky business' etc.;
3. mechanically unreliable;
4. dishonest person

Dictionary of Australian slang . 2013.

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  • shonky — Australian Slang 1. dubious, underhanded; 2. unreliable, very suspect deal: shonky practice , shonky business etc.; 3. mechanically unreliable; 4. dishonest person …   English dialects glossary

  • shonky — UK [ˈʃɒŋkɪ] / US [ˈʃɑŋkɪ] adjective Word forms shonky : adjective shonky comparative shonkier superlative shonkiest Australian very informal dishonest, not reliable, or of bad quality …   English dictionary

  • shonky — Inferior quality, duff I had a really shonky pizza last night …   Dictionary of american slang

  • shonky — adjective of poor or dubious quality; shoddy …   Wiktionary

  • shonky — shon|ky [ ʃaŋki ] adjective AUSTRALIAN VERY INFORMAL dishonest, not reliable, or of bad quality …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • shonky — n, adj 1. (a) Jew(ish). Like shonk and shonker, these words derive from shonniker, an archaic Yiddish term for a peddler or small time tradesperson. 2. American (a person who is) mean or grasping …   Contemporary slang

  • shonky — Adj. Dubious, unreliable, underhand. Orig. Aust./N.Z …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • shonky — /ˈʃɒŋki / (say shongkee) Colloquial –adjective Also, shonkie, shonkey. 1. of dubious integrity or honesty. 2. mechanically unreliable. –noun Also, shonk. 3. a dishonest person. 4. an act or activity which borders on dishonesty. {? from shonk,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • shonky — adj. (shonkier, shonkiest) Austral. sl. unreliable, dishonest. Etymology: perh. E dial. shonk smart …   Useful english dictionary

  • shonky Austral./NZ — informal adjective (shonkier, shonkiest) dishonest, unreliable, or illegal. noun (also shonk) a person engaged in suspect business activities. Origin 1970s: perh. from Engl. dialect shonk smart …   English new terms dictionary

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