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Rank

adjective; zero derivation
Having a foul or offensive smell or aroma; showing disgust at some action, person, or event. Rank has been used to describe the smell of rotten food but also can be used in describing disgusting actions or people ( as in “ That is so rank!) It stems from the word rank, meaning foul smell, but in this example is used as slang.
 
That food has been in our refrigerator forever and has become so rank!
Etymology : [rank]
Source : conversations with friends
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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