[ dangk ]
/ dæŋk /
adjective, dank·er, dank·est.
unpleasantly moist or humid; damp and, often, chilly: a dank cellar.
Slang. (of marijuana) excellent; high quality: There was plenty of booze and dank weed at the party.
Slang. (of an internet meme) passé or clichéd; out of touch; having missed the cultural Zeitgeist.
Slang. high-quality marijuana: We were just chilling out and smoking dank together.
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Origin of dank
First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English probably from Scandinavian; compare dialectal Swedish dänka, Norwegian dynke “to moisten,” cognate with Old Norse dǫkk “water hole”
OTHER WORDS FROM dankdankly, adverbdankness, noun
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How to use dank in a sentence
Breaths born of the wide sea unfiltered through forest dankness visited more keenly the nostrils of the voyagers.
The silk of the curls on the forehead had a dankness and lifelessness which almost made her catch her breath again.
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There was no time to waste, for the darkness was increasing, and the clammy dankness of the air struck to the very marrow.
He shivered, but there was something more than the cold dankness of the air to make him shiver.
British Dictionary definitions for dank
(esp of cellars, caves, etc) unpleasantly damp and chilly
Derived forms of dankdankly, adverbdankness, noun
Word Origin for dank
C14: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Swedish dank marshy spot
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