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Definition of dank

: unpleasantly moist or wet a dank basement

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Other Words from dank

dankly adverb
dankness noun

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wet, damp, dank, moist, humid mean covered or more or less soaked with liquid. wet usually implies saturation but may suggest a covering of a surface with water or something (such as paint) not yet dry. slipped on the wet pavement damp implies a slight or moderate absorption and often connotes an unpleasant degree of moisture. clothes will mildew if stored in a damp place dank implies a more distinctly disagreeable or unwholesome dampness. a prisoner in a cold, dank cell moist applies to what is slightly damp or not felt as dry. treat the injury with moist heat humid applies to the presence of much water vapor in the air. a hot, humid climate

Examples of dank in a Sentence

vegetables tended to go bad quickly in the dank cellar
Recent Examples on the Web The amount of time spent in a dank strip club has gone way up. Mike Hale, New York Times, "Review: ‘The Outsider’ Takes a Stephen King Novel and Makes It Darker," 10 Jan. 2020 On a dank, gray day with outbreaks of blustery rain, voters went to polling stations in schools, community centers, pubs and town halls after a bad-tempered five-week campaign rife with mudslinging and misinformation. Anchorage Daily News, "UK edges closer to Brexit as Tories close in on majority," 12 Dec. 2019 Despite the can’s Rastafarian color scheme, Big Mother is not particularly dank. Peter Rowe, San Diego Union-Tribune, "On Independence Day, local award-winners celebrate the freedom to homebrew," 1 July 2019 An art installation of bears will arrive in the city’s dank underbelly just in time for the winter solstice. Morgan Greene, chicagotribune.com, "Artist hopes bear sculptures bring 'some play and fun’ to the Pedway," 2 Dec. 2019 After placing a dummy on his cot, Holmes stripped to his underwear and shirt, and then wiggled into the dank shaft, illuminated by a kerosene lantern set in a niche. Frederick N. Rasmussen, baltimoresun.com, "As the Maryland Penitentiary faces demolition, a look back at a famous escape," 4 Oct. 2019 Its Hazy Mindset has some fruit and citrus notes, is piney and a bit dank, with solid bitterness on the finish. Andre Meunier, oregonlive, "I’ve visited 40 Portland breweries so far in 2019; here is my favorite beer from each," 22 Nov. 2019 In total, the changes make the space more approachable, less dank, and a lot more natural (with multiple green walls and even some trees inside the main room). Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "How Apple Brought Its Most Important Store Back To Life—Data Sheet," 20 Sep. 2019 Now in its second season, the actress is even more comfortable opening the windows into dark and dank spaces that affect us all—from emotional abuse to alcoholism to race to sexuality. Essence, "Inside Jada Pinkett Smith's Safe Space For Black Women To Tell Their Truth," 6 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of dank

1573, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dank

Middle English danke

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19 Jan 2020

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“Dank.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dank. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of dank

: wet and cold in a way that is unpleasant
\ ˈdaŋk How to pronounce dank (audio) \
danker; dankest

Kids Definition of dank

: unpleasantly wet or moist a dank cave

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