stank

4 ENTRIES FOUND:

1stank

Definition of STANK

past of stink

2stank

noun \ˈstaŋk\

Definition of STANK

1
dial British
a :  pond, pool
b :  a ditch containing water
2
British :  a small dam :  weir

Examples of STANK

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

Origin of STANK

Middle English, from Anglo-French estank, stanc, from estancher to dam up, stanch — more at stanch
First Known Use: 14th century

Related to STANK

Synonyms
billabong [Australian], mere [chiefly British], puddle, 1pool [British dialect], well

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