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janks \‘jaŋkz\ n, pl, slang [Alabama]

definition:
jokes intended to directly insult the recipient by attacking personal attributes (such as physical appearance, intelligence, competency, socioeconomic status, familial and interpersonal relationships), often leading to verbal sparring

synonyms:
snaps, disses, slams, burns, jibes, digs, cut-downs, slaggings

examples:
<you are so skinny you have to run around the shower to get wet> [USA]
<I’ll cut you down so low, you’ll have to hold a sign that says “don’t spit, can’t swim”> [Alabama]
<you’re about as useful as a chocolate teapot> [Belfast]

 

*Current & Upcoming Events*
Janks Archive featured on The Last Billboard, September 2014
Unruly Engagements Conference, Cleveland Institute of Art, November 7, 12:15-1:15 pm