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Dank

adjective; other word formation type widening
Cool, sweet, or tight (in the sense of being cool). Used to describe something that appeals to the viewer. This meaning of dank may have widened from pot smokers’ usage of dank meaning the general smell of marijuana. The term’s original meaning in regards to marijuana may have widened to good smells or qualities of weed, and then finally to meaning good or favorable objects in general.
 
“Those new uniforms are dank! I can’t wait to wear them.”
Etymology : Dank (adj.) “cool or tight” is possibly a widening of dank (adj.) describing the smell of marijuana which is a metonymy for the general moistness of the air from smoking, coming from dank (adj.) c.1400, earlier as a verb (early 14c.), now obsolete, meaning "to moisten" [etymonline]
Source : basketball locker room in Fall 2011
Last modified: 25 November 2013


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