adjective, blank·er, blank·est.
verb (used with object)
- to fail in an attempt; be unsuccessful: We've drawn a blank in the investigation.
- to fail to comprehend or be unable to recollect: He asked me their phone number and I drew a blank.
Origin of blank
SYNONYMS FOR blank
Related formsblank·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for blanker
If—if this he had heard was true, he must be an exile, with lower aims and a blanker life than those he had once hoped for.The Giant's Robe|F. Anstey
Each expression was blank and devoid of recognition, and, as the tall man rose to his feet, his face was blanker than the others.The Key to Yesterday|Charles Neville Buck
The latter told himself that he had never seen a blanker countenance.Wild Oranges|Joseph Hergesheimer
For an instant he felt almost safe, and then a blanker despair than before fell upon him.For the Term of His Natural Life|Marcus Clarke
He stared at the sheet of paper, and his look of bewilderment grew blanker and blanker.Aletta|Bertram Mitford
British Dictionary definitions for blanker
- to choose a lottery ticket that fails to win
- to get no results from something
Derived Formsblankly, adverbblankness, noun
Word Origin for blank
Idioms and Phrases with blanker
In addition to the idiom beginning with blank
- blank check
- draw a blank
- fill in (the blanks)