The other night on a program called “the worst jobs in history” our host used the term “a bit mankee” on 2 occassions.
No doubt I may be mispelling “mankee”, but that’s the best I could come up with and it did google up.
I couldn’t find reference to “mankee” (or variants) at online etymology dictionary
“manque” did come up as a variant at merriam-webster online, but didn’t seem to be a proper fit based on the usage during the afore mentioned television series.
Can anybody give a good definition for mankee? Can anybody give some background on origin and evolution of meaning thereof?
fyi - on the program, the host used it in context of eating some sort of dried fish product people rowing a small boat across an ocean would have had to eat, and also in reference to the conditions of a wet, dug-in pit where sawdust from cutting logs over was flying.