from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as pant.


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  • Exactly. On the cover of The Hitchhiker's Guide To Michigan it says "DON'T PANK."

    June 6, 2012

  • My ma was from Northern Michigan. In the same vein as edwardweilmetti's comment she used pank similarly, but with the negative connotation of over-compressing. Don't pank those down when you pack them. Pank was almost always preceded by "don't".

    June 5, 2012

  • Who do you mean by "we"? An American region, I presume?

    October 12, 2007

  • Another word we have is pank. It means to pat down something, as, " He panked down the sand around his sand castle." (Dictionary of American Regional English)

    October 12, 2007