: tranquilizer
Doc kept the pharmacy tied to his belt in an outsized poke. Heavy downers for bedtime; tranks for travel …Stephen King
Rage made his head spin, and he had to ask his desk for a quick buzz of tranks.Robert Silverberg

Word History

Etymology

by shortening and respelling

First Known Use

1967, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of trank was in 1967

Dictionary Entries Near trank

Cite this Entry

“Trank.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trank. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

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