shrank

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English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

See shrink

Verb

shrank

  1. simple past tense of shrink

Etymology 2

From Pennsylvania German; cognate to German Schrank.

Noun

shrank (plural shranks)

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

References

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

Dutch

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Noun

shrank ? (plural shranken)

  1. shrank: decorative German or Dutch-style piece of furniture that combines aspects of a wardrobe, curio, and cabinet