Definitions

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  • adj. Somewhat dank.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Somewhat dank.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Somewhat dank; moist.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • We spend some time with "The Shakespeare Insult Kit," which offers choice adjectives and nouns from the Bard's work that one can configure in any number of combinations, such as "thou dankish, fat-kidneyed moldwarp" or "thou mammering, onion-eyed ratsbane."

    Buttering Up vs. Taking Down

  • It will not be amisse when you find it dankish to wipe over the leaves with a dry wollen cloth.

    English Villages

  • It will not be amisse when you finde it dankish to wipe over the leaves with a dry woollen cloth.

    Vanishing England

  • Haseling-field in Cambridge-shire, Haselmeer in Surrey, and other places; but more plentifully, if the ground be somewhat moist, dankish and mossie, as in the fresher bottoms, and sides of hills, hoults, and in hedge-rows.

    Sylva, Vol. 1 (of 2) Or A Discourse of Forest Trees

  • After all, it’s not everyday you’re called a “dankish pinch-spotted coxcomb!”

    Writer Unboxed » Blog Archive » Click Here: Keeping it Light Edition

  • "If you will have this Book last, bee sure to aire it att the fier, or in the Sunne, three or four times a yeare -- els it will grow dankish and rott, therefore look to it.

    English Villages

  • "If you will have this Book last, bee sure to aire it att the fier or in the Sunne three or foure times a yeare -- els it will grow dankish and rott, therefore look to it.

    Vanishing England

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