Meaning of SKENG
What Does SKENG Mean?The word SKENG means "knife or blade," but increasingly it is being used to denote a weapon of any kind, and it is often used to mean "firearm." The word SKENG is commonly used in gangster rap. The word SKENG probably derives from "short LENG". (Of note, a LENG is a rifle-sized firearm. The word derives from "long", which contrasts with "short" (a pistol).)
Summary of Key Points
Definition for SKENGSKENG means "Weapon". This is the most common definition for SKENG on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter. Here is some more information about SKENG:
(It can also mean gun or just weapon.)
4: Difficult to guess
Adults and Teenagers
An Image for SKENGWhen I write SKENG, I mean this:
SKENG originally meant knife, but nowadays it can mean any weapon.
Examples of SKENG in SentencesHere are examples of SKENG being used in song lyrics:
- "Rule 10: Never pull a SKENG in front of false friends cos that will be where it all ends. (From Ghetts' song Commandments.)
An Academic Look at SKENGThe word SKENG is a noun used in Jamaican gangster patois. If it derives from "Short" and "LENG," then it could be considered a portmanteau word, which is the term for when two words are merged into one. (SPEXY (from spectacles and sexy) is another example of a portmanteau word.) However, SKENG would not be a true portmanteau word because the K has been added to aid pronunciation.
What Did We Used To Say?Before the digital era, we might have said something like "blade" or "shooter" instead of SKENG.
A Text with SKENG
Using SKENG on a Cell Phone (SMS Texts, Whatsapp, and Yubl)