jank

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ostensibly back-formation from janky (shoddy, poor quality).

Noun[edit]

jank (plural janks)

  1. (computing, slang, rare) Perceptible pause in the smooth rendering of a software application's user interface due to slow operations or poor interface design.
    • 2013, Nick Sutrich, Android Headlines
      This also marks the first time I haven’t felt that Samsung jank on the phone, which deserves its own paragraph in its own right. That weird stuttering and pausing you’ve seen on so many Samsung phones seems to be almost completely gone on the Note 3...
    • 2013, Addy Osmani, Smashing Magazine
      In cases where you’re concerned about scrolling, the browser can manage the frame rate for you. But if you introduce a large amount of jank, then it won’t be able to do as good a job.
    • 2015, Bogdan Petrovan, Android Authority
      in order to hit this impressive frame rate, the “jank-free” Sky prioritizes the UI over other processes, meaning the app should stay smooth when it works heavily in the background.
    • 2018, Eli White, Facebook React Native Blog
      Even though JavaScript will try to update the animation every frame, it will likely not be able to do that fast enough and will cause dropped frames (jank) to occur.

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Adjective[edit]

jank (comparative more jank, superlative most jank)

  1. janky (Can we add an example for this sense?)

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɑŋk

Noun[edit]

jank c (plural janken, diminutive jankje n)

  1. yowl, howl, cry

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Verb[edit]

jank

  1. first-person singular present indicative of janken
  2. imperative of janken

Westrobothnian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

A k-derivative of jamn (even.)

Verb[edit]

jank

  1. adjust, e.g. to smoothen out or cut evenly