stank

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Verb[edit]

stank

  1. simple past tense of stink

Adjective[edit]

stank (not comparable)

  1. (African American Vernacular, slang, derogatory) Foul-smelling, stinking, unclean.
    • 2002, Tasha C. Miller, Assout: Incoherent Thoughts and Poems of an Unemployed Black Girl (page 11)
      Fishy, pussy funky elevator / Pissy, broke ass project elevator / Old baby piss, stank ass horse, cat piss smelling funky hot ass elevator / I'm not climbing no 17 flights []
    • 2003, Tariq Nasheed, Play or be played (page 124)
      This is why most top-notch women can't stand stank hoes. Classy women have more contempt for these women than men do.
    • 2010, R. Scott, Nine Months and a Year Later... (page 31)
      He wants my love; he wants the love from here and just what's between your stank-ass legs.

Etymology 2[edit]

Old French estanc, (French étang), from Latin stagnum (a pool). Compare stagnant, stagnate.

Noun[edit]

stank (plural stanks)

  1. (UK, dialect) Water retained by an embankment; a pool of water.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Robert of Brunne to this entry?)
  2. (UK, dialect) A dam or mound to stop water.
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Etymology 3[edit]

Old French estanc, or Italian stanco. See stanch (adjective).

Adjective[edit]

stank (comparative more stank, superlative most stank)

  1. (obsolete) weak; worn out
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Spenser to this entry?)

Etymology 4[edit]

Compare Swedish word, meaning "to pant".

Verb[edit]

stank (third-person singular simple present stanks, present participle stanking, simple past and past participle stanked)

  1. (obsolete, UK, dialect) To sigh.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

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Breton[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Old French estanc.

Noun[edit]

stank m

  1. pond

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch stanc, from Old Dutch stank, from Proto-Germanic *stankwaz.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

stank m (plural stanken, diminutive stankje n)

  1. stench

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

stank

  1. First-person singular preterite of stinken.
  2. Third-person singular preterite of stinken.

Old High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *stankwaz, whence also Old English stenċ.

Noun[edit]

stank m

  1. smell

Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

stank c

  1. stink, stench (a bad smell)
    • 1938, Ludvig Nordström, Lort-Sverige
      Denna stank hade nämligen samma underliga egenskap som liklukt att så att säga smyga sig fram och liksom långsamt, gradvis underminera luften.
      "This stench had the same strange quality as the smell of corpses, that is so to say sneaked up on you and kind of slowly, gradually undermine the air."

Declension[edit]

Verb[edit]

stank

  1. past tense of stinka.