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1. Skanking (Noun)


Skanking is a rhythmic dance style associated with ska and reggae music, characterized by bouncing and swaying movements.

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posted by anonymous on September 9, 2023

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2. Skanking (Verb)

English Translation



A dance style associated with reggae music, involving rhythmic foot movements and swaying of the body

Example Sentences

Patois: Di crowd start skanking when di reggae beat drop
English: The crowd starts skanking when the reggae beat drops

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posted by anonymous on July 14, 2023

3. Skanking


A form of dancing originating in Jamaica, now most notably done in Ska/Reggae shows.

Example Sentences

Patois: Yuh saw dat bwoy skanking to dis [riddim]?
English: Have you seen this boy dancing to the beat?

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posted by Greenllabel on February 26, 2017

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