Dank Slang: Meaning, Origin, Sentence Examples

Written by Gabriel Cruz - Foodie, Animal Lover, Slang & Language Enthusiast

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(Adjective) Another Gen Z term we have today is Dank. This word describes something that was made in excellent condition.


During the 1300s, the word dank describes a place that is dark and unpleasantly humid, like a cellar. In the 1980s, the negative meaning was turned into a positive one when people started using the term for something excellent.

Demographic (Who Uses This Word)

Dank is a modern Gen Z that can be seen on social media platforms and forums on the internet. The term is mostly used by younger people who use social media often.

Dank Used in a Sentence

  • Example 1: I love these handmade mugs. They are dank!
  • Example 2: You should follow this local shop I found yesterday. All their items are dank!


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