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Of poor or low quality.
That work he did was so shonky, I can't believe he actually put his name on it.

Not to be confused with "Wonky", which means much the same thing, but typically refers to structures, such as buildings, walls, etc.
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A compound word from the two terms 'shocking' and 'wonky' meaning that something is so bad or precarious that it is actually shocking. Can also be changed into the adverb shonkily
That is a really shonky piece of construction.
He did that plastering shonkily.
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Dishonest, disreputable
The Australian Securities and Investment Commission advises, "See our information sheet INFO 26, 'Don’t get burned,' for tips on avoiding shonky operators and fly-by-night companies."
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falling apart through bad construction or age. Often applied to software.
I can't get my bank statement out of this shonky website!
מאת sweavo 14 בינואר, 2004

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Carrying some sort of social stigma; like a place people are aware of but don't like to admit their knowledge.
We used to buy our clothes from the shonky shop.
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short version of "J'Shonqua" or "D'Shonqua". Commonly found amongst the women of the Bronx.
"Damn shonky, you crazy"
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