shrank

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

See shrink

Verb[edit]

shrank

  1. simple past tense of shrink

Etymology 2[edit]

From Pennsylvania German; cognate to German Schrank.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

shrank (plural shranks)

  1. (US, Pennsylvania Dutch English) A large highly decorative Dutch or German-style piece of furniture, which combines aspects of a clothing wardrobe, curio, and cabinet.
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References[edit]

  • The Pennsylvania Dutch Country, By Irwin Richman, 2004, pages 102-103.[1]

Dutch[edit]

Noun[edit]

shrank ? (plural shranken)

  1. A shrank: a large highly decorative Dutch or German-style piece of furniture, which combines aspects of a clothing wardrobe, curio, and cabinet.