What does DANK mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. clammy, dankadjective

    unpleasantly cool and humid

    "a clammy handshake"; "clammy weather"; "a dank cellar"; "dank rain forests"


  1. danknoun

    A small silver coin formerly used in Persia.

  2. dankverb

    To moisten, dampen; used of mist, dew etc.

  3. dankadjective

    dark, damp and humid.

    The dank cave was chilly and spooky.

  4. dankadjective

    highly potent

    That was very dank marijuana.

  5. Etymology: From danke, first recorded circa 1310 (as verb; circa 1410 as noun), Germanic: perhaps from Scandinavian or.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. DANKadjective

    Etymology: from tuncken, Germ. Skinner.

    He her the maiden sleeping found,
    On the dank and dirty ground William Shakespeare, Mids. Night’s Dream.

    Yet oft they quit
    The dank, and, rising on stiff pinions, tour
    The mid aereal sky. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. vii. l. 440.

    Through each thicket, dank or dry,
    Like a black mist, low creeping, he held on
    His midnight search. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. ix. l. 179.

    Lawrence, of virtuous father, virtuous son,
    Now that the fields are dank, and ways are mire,
    Where shall we sometimes meet, and by the fire
    Help waste a sullen day? John Milton, Paradise Regained.

    By the rushy-fringed bank,
    Where grows the willow and the osier dank,
    My sliding chariot stays. John Milton.

    Me, in my vow’d
    Picture, the sacred wall declares t’ have hung
    My dank and dropping weeds
    To the stern god of sea. John Milton.

    To wash the skins of beasts and fowls herewith, would keep them from growing dank in moist weather. Nehemiah Grew.


  1. dank

    The German American National Congress (German: Deutsch Amerikanischer National Kongress) (also known as DANK) is a national German-American nonprofit organization in the United States founded in 1959. It was established to unite Americans of Germanic descent, while preserving their heritage and traditions. With over 30 chapters and more than 100 associated members throughout the country, DANK is the largest organization of German-Americans.


  1. dank

    Dank originally refers to unpleasantly damp or wet conditions, often used to describe places like basements or forests. However, in contemporary internet slang, "dank" is often used to describe something that is extraordinarily good, especially referring to high-quality marijuana, interesting Internet memes, or anything that is considered impressive or high-quality. The context in which the term is used often determines its specific meaning.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dankadjective

    damp; moist; humid; wet

  2. Danknoun

    moisture; humidity; water

  3. Danknoun

    a small silver coin current in Persia

  4. Etymology: [Cf. dial, Sw. dank a moist place in a field, Icel. dkk pit, pool; possibly akin to E. damp or to daggle dew.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dank

    dangk, adj. moist, wet.—n. (Milt.) water.—adj. Dank′ish, somewhat dank or damp. [Perh. conn. with dew. See also Daggle.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. dank

    Moist, mouldy: a sense in which Shakspeare uses it; also Tusser-- "Dank ling forgot will quickly rot."

Rap Dictionary

  1. danknoun

    See marijuana. Go on and hit the dank -- Too $hort, but I won¹t stop smokin dank till I retire -- Master P (Half On A Bag Of Dank)

Editors Contribution

  1. dank

    Really good quality shit (weed, other drug). That is some dank smoke.

    Submitted by anonymous on June 23, 2019  

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. DANK

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Dank is ranked #76275 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Dank surname appeared 252 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Dank.

    90% or 227 total occurrences were White.
    4.3% or 11 total occurrences were Asian.
    2.3% or 6 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.9% or 5 total occurrences were of two or more races.

Anagrams for DANK »

  1. D. Kan.

  2. NKDA

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of DANK in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of DANK in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of DANK in a Sentence

  1. Scott C. Holstad:

    she dreams dreams wrapped in unknown skins. sweat scented covers are tossed aside in her urgency. she dreams recklessly of reckless abandonment in a dark, dank world.

  2. Auston Matthews:

    Im pretty lit and dank me dudez, lets go get a drink ehhhh

  3. The CDC:

    Nationally, Dank Vapes were the most commonly reported THC-containing product by hospitalized EVALI patients, but a wide variety of products were reported, with regional differences.

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