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
- An example of something dank is a bog.
- An example of something dank is a very wet cold morning.
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.
- Visitors will travel from the dank sewers to the roof tops of London.
- It can get damp and dank underneath a house, and that dampness can creep up inside if it isn't dealt with.
- Cork taint in the cork transfers to the wine and flavors it with a moldy, earthy, dank smell.
- This gave rise to the later appellations Do-Dank and Chahar Dank, i.e.
- A cold shiver went down his spine just thinking about it; a primal fear of dark and dank places.