Definitions

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  • n. Problematic blocking of a software application's user interface due to slow operations.

Etymologies

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

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  • An item that is of poor quality, dilapidated, broken, etc. Also used to describe a situation, location, or activity that is useless, crappy, of suspect quality, etc.

    "You're going to some bar? That place is so jank!"
    "My computer is so jank, it freezes up all the time."
    "The professors has no idea what he's talking about. That class is so jank."

    June 27, 2009

  • It goes without saying that I take huge umbrage at all the ridonkulous comments on this page. They're like, so totally jank.

    *Packs umbrage neatly into umbrage-receptacle and exits foxily*

    February 26, 2009

  • The lank, rank, skank stank dankly on the pla-ank.

    ... by George she's got it, I think she's got it ....

    January 17, 2009

  • I'm offended by my own thankfulness of silence.

    January 17, 2009

  • Umbrage, umbrage, umbrage.

    There. I've given some back since reesetee took it all.

    Don't mention it. It goes without saying that you are thanking me.

    January 17, 2009

  • I'm glad skank made it to this page.

    January 17, 2009

  • What the heck could be wrong with gangplank? It is not the least bit jank.

    Reesetee, dammit, I asked you not to hog all the umbrage! I'm taking umbrage that you took it all! *pouts*

    January 17, 2009

  • You can't. I already took all of it.

    January 17, 2009

  • Oh, now you're just being silly.
    I take umbrage.

    January 16, 2009

  • And doink. That's a good one too.

    January 16, 2009

  • I especially like boink. I love to say it. I love to hear it. Boink, boink, boink!

    January 16, 2009

  • Oh, but there are these fabulous -nk words:

    pink
    plink
    pronk
    think
    bobolink
    bonk
    cufflink
    distlefink
    wink
    redshank

    Besides, I like fink and mountebank. :-)

    January 16, 2009

  • Perhaps its the -nk. To wit:
    junk
    stunk
    funk
    drunk
    clunk
    fink
    stink

    January 16, 2009

  • rank
    crank
    dank
    clank
    mank
    stank
    prank
    gank
    hank
    lank
    jank
    blank
    brank
    tank
    sank
    shank
    pickthank
    scrimshank
    mountebank
    gangplank
    slank
    spank
    swank
    skank
    wank
    yank

    "So many nasty words end in 'ank'. Clearly, there must be some natural association between that sound and ugliness."

    Discuss.

    January 16, 2009

  • This page is so jank. In fact it's jank with umbrage.

    *washes hands*

    January 16, 2009

  • I take umbrage at everyone's umbrage-taking.

    *stuffs umbrage into an eco-smart cloth bag*

    Dontcry: I find "retarded" just as offensive, but the "gay" part screamed at me first.

    January 16, 2009

  • Sionnach, I take massive umbrage at that.

    January 16, 2009

  • Effendi! What a transparent effort to launch a marathon of phony umbrage taking, whichbe!

    January 16, 2009

  • I'm offended by my offendedness and my lack of offendedness, all of your individual offendednesses and lack of offendednesses, and also all of your collective offendednesses and the lack of offendednesses.

    January 16, 2009

  • It goes without saying that I'm not offended.

    January 16, 2009

  • dontcry: I was going to make a comment objecting, but got distracted.
    Prolagus: I think what you wanted to say is better expressed by "It goes without saying that I agree with you". Although "there's no need to say that I agree with you" technically means the same, it sounds unidiomatic somehow.

    (Trying to pin down why this is the case, the best I can come up with is "It goes without saying that ..." is neutral while "there's no need to ...." often has an element of reproach and refers to something one's interlocutor has just said or done, e.g. "there's no need to be snide" or "there's no need to get so high-and-mighty". I dunno. Maybe I'm being overly picky. It goes without saying that I wouldn't want to offend you .... :-) )

    January 16, 2009

  • I find it interesting that nobody took umbrage to the use of "retarded."

    January 16, 2009

  • Well, there's no need to say that I agree with you.

    January 16, 2009

  • Yeah. Using gay pejoratively is completely jank.

    January 15, 2009

  • Doesn't matter. To me, it's still offensive.

    January 15, 2009

  • I guess it's gay in the usual UD slang.

    January 15, 2009

  • Excuse me--gay? Have a little sensitivity, pal.

    January 15, 2009

  • Stupid; gay; retarded; anything that is the opposite of cool.

    January 15, 2009

  • wierd. maybe i'll randomly start saying it.

    April 20, 2008

  • A word my son uses to describe things that are worthless. From the Urban Dictionary: "broken; unnecessarily redundant, superfluous, or meaningless; stupid or ridiculously moronic; bootleg or of questionable quality."

    Typical usage: "My teacher made us read the whole chapter. It was so jank."

    February 19, 2008