Dank meaning

dăngk
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Disagreeably damp; moist and chilly.
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Disagreeably damp or humid.

A dank cave.

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The definition of dank is very wet and cold.

An example of something dank is a bog.

An example of something dank is a very wet cold morning.

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(obsolete, intransitive) To moisten, dampen; used of mist, dew etc.
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Moisture; humidity; water.
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A small silver coin formerly used in Persia.
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The dank cave was chilly and spooky.

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(figuratively) Highly potent.

That was very dank marijuana.

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Other Word Forms

Adjective

Base Form:
dank
Comparative
dankest
Superlative
dankest

Origin of dank

  • Middle English probably of Scandinavian origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary