Origin and Etymology of hank
Middle English, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse hǫnk hank; akin to Old English hangian to hang
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
HANK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hank for English Language Learners
: an amount of yarn, thread, etc., that has been wound into a large loop or loose ball
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