adjective, dank·er, dank·est.
Origin of dank
Synonyms for dank
Related Words for danknessrain, humidity, water, fog, sweat, mist, precipitation, perspiration, moisture, evaporation, wateriness, dew, wet, damp, drizzle, wetness, heaviness, thickness, sultriness, steam
Examples from the Web for dankness
Historical Examples of dankness
She went down the worn stairway and came out into the dankness of the street.Selina
George Madden Martin
The breath of primroses and violets mingled with the dankness of stagnant water.The Romance of Leonardo da Vinci
Dmitry Sergeyevich Merezhkovsky
The silk of the curls on the forehead had a dankness and lifelessness which almost made her catch her breath again.Robin
Frances Hodgson Burnett
The odour of hot smoke is easily distinguished from the dankness of cold tobacco.The Exploits of Juve
Pierre Souvestre and Marcel Allain
Word Origin for dank
c.1400, earlier as a verb (early 14c.), now obsolete, meaning "to moisten," used of mists, dews, etc. Perhaps from Scandinavian (cf. Swedish dank "moist place," dänka "to moisten") or German (cf. Middle High German damph, Dutch damp "vapor"). Now largely superseded by damp (adj.). Related: Dankness.