- An example of something dank is a bog.
- An example of something dank is a very wet cold morning.
Origin of dankME, akin to Old Norse d?kk, marshy area, Swedish dialect, dialectal dunken, moist from Indo-European an unverified form dhengwo- from base an unverified form dhem: see damp
Origin of dankMiddle English probably of Scandinavian origin
(third-person singular simple present danks, present participle danking, simple past and past participle danked)
(comparative danker, superlative dankest)
From Middle English danke, first recorded circa 1310 (as verb; circa 1410 as noun), probably from North Germanic, related to Swedish dank (“marshy spot”) and dänka (“to moisten”); though some trace it to a West Germanic source such as Dutch damp (“vapor”) or Middle High German damph.