Cork Slang, Like A Dictionary of Cork Slang
by Seán Beecher
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Introduction · Acknowledgements

Construct: Adjective
Definition: Dirty, filthy.
Use: His hair was manky (with the dirt).
His hair was very dirty.
Derivation: Possibly Irish 'Mongach' - maned, long-haired. (Dinneen)
'Mongach' - long-haired, hairy. (Joynt)
See 'Mankie' - rotten, very inferior. Possibly from French 'Manqué'. (Partridge)

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