clammy, dank

(adjective) unpleasantly cool and humid; “a clammy handshake”; “clammy weather”; “a dank cellar”; “dank rain forests”

Source: WordNet® 3.1

Etymology 1


dank (comparative danker, superlative dankest)

Dark, damp and humid.

(figuratively, of marijuana) Highly potent.

(slang, often ironic) Great, awesome.


dank (plural danks)

Moisture; humidity; water.

Etymology 2


dank (third-person singular simple present danks, present participle danking, simple past and past participle danked)

(obsolete, intransitive) To moisten, dampen; used of mist, dew etc.

Etymology 3


dank (plural danks)

A small silver coin formerly used in Persia.


• D. Kan., N. Dak., NKDA, kDNA, kand, kdna

Source: Wiktionary

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

Definition: Damp; moist; humid; wet. Now that the fields are dank and ways are mire. Milton. Cheerless watches on the cold, dank ground. Trench.

Dank, n.

Definition: Moisture; humidity; water. [Obs.]

Dank, n.

Definition: A small silver coin current in Persia.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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