Definition of dank adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//dæŋk//
; NAmE NAmE//dæŋk//
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(especially of a place) damp, cold and unpleasant a dark dank cave Word OriginMiddle English: probably of Scandinavian origin and related to Swedish dank ‘marshy spot’.Extra examples It was a small place with a dank smell. The cold dank air made him shiver. They found themselves in a large, dank cave.
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