[ tangkt ]
/ tæŋkt /


put or stored in a tank.
Also tanked up. Slang. drunk.

Nearby words

  1. tank up,
  2. tank wagon,
  3. tanka,
  4. tankage,
  5. tankard,
  6. tanker,
  7. tankful,
  8. tankini,
  9. tankship,
  10. tanna

Origin of tanked

First recorded in 1895–1900; tank + -ed2

Origin of tank

1610–20; perhaps jointly < Gujarati tānkh reservoir, lake, and Portuguese tanque, contraction of estanque pond, literally, something dammed up, derivative of estancar (< Vulgar Latin *stanticāre) to dam up, weaken; adopted as a cover name for the military vehicle during the early stages of its manufacture in England (December, 1915)

Related formstank·less, adjectivetank·like, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for tanked


/ (tæŋk) /



See also tank up

Derived Formstankless, adjectivetanklike, adjective

Word Origin for tank

C17: from Gujarati tānkh artificial lake, but influenced also by Portuguese tanque, from estanque pond, from estancar to dam up, from Vulgar Latin stanticāre (unattested) to block, stanch

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Word Origin and History for tanked
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Idioms and Phrases with tanked


In addition to the idiom beginning with tank

  • tank up

also see:

  • think tank
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