tanked

[ tangkt ]
/ tæŋkt /

adjective

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

Origin of tanked

First recorded in 1895–1900; tank + -ed2

Definition for tanked (2 of 2)

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)

OTHER WORDS FROM tank

tank·less, adjectivetank·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for tanked

tank
/ (tæŋk) /

noun

verb

See also tank up

Derived forms of tank

tankless, 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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Idioms and Phrases with tanked

tank

In addition to the idiom beginning with tank

  • tank up

also see:

  • think tank
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