dank

[ 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.

noun

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 dank

dankly, adverbdankness, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for dank

  • The odour of hot smoke is easily distinguished from the dankness of cold tobacco.

    The Exploits of Juve|Pierre Souvestre and Marcel Allain
  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for dank

dank
/ (dæŋk) /

adjective

(esp of cellars, caves, etc) unpleasantly damp and chilly

Derived forms of dank

dankly, adverbdankness, noun

Word Origin for dank

C14: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Swedish dank marshy spot
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