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stank

Definition of stank

  1. past of stink




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stank

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noun \ˈstaŋk\

Definition of stank

  1. 1 dial British a :  pond, poolb :  a ditch containing water

  2. 2 British :  a small dam :  weir



Examples of stank in a sentence

  1. <the Scottish innkeeper advised swimming in the nearby stank only if the prospect of hypothermia seemed appealing>



Origin and Etymology of stank

Middle English, from Anglo-French estank, stanc, from estancher to dam up, stanch — more at stanch


First Known Use: 14th century



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Definition of stank for Students

  1. past of stink





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