See also: Pank

English edit

Etymology edit

Likely a modification of punk.

Noun edit

pank (plural panks)

  1. (slang, derogatory, rare) An irritating or stupid person.
    • 1981, Gerald Casale, Mark Mothersbaugh, Bob Mothersbaugh (lyrics and music), “Through Being Cool”, in New Traditionalists, performed by DEVO:
      We're through being cool
      We're through being cool
      Spank the pank who try to drive you nuts
    • 1994 November 30, El Matador, “new user”, in[1] (Usenet), retrieved 2022-08-23:
      > my name is vaughan mcdonald and i am in the tenth grade. this is my first time on senior chat and would like for someone to write back to me.

      Get out of this Newsgrp you pank. Can't you read is senior chat
      had to be a sophomore.
    • 1998 August 13, Grigori Khaskin, “Arutz 7 again”, in[2] (Usenet), retrieved 2022-08-23:
      What a pank!
    • 2001 September 6, Gary, “low level format”, in[3] (Usenet), retrieved 2022-08-23:
      What a PANK. Think you could use a little bit more vulgar language for you personal attack here? Thanks, that's real helpful for the Net+ exam......dolt.
    • 2004 October 12, Jim Brown, “And you thought quayle was dum”, in[4] (Usenet), retrieved 2022-08-23:
      Boy, you really nailed it there, you panks.

Estonian edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from German Bank, itself borrowed from Italian banco.

Noun edit

pank (genitive panga, partitive panka)

  1. bank (financial institution)

Declension edit

Serbo-Croatian edit

Etymology edit

From English punk.

Noun edit

pank m (Cyrillic spelling панк)

  1. punk (music of the punk movement)

Swedish edit

Etymology edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Adjective edit


  1. broke (lacking money; bankrupt)
    • 1883, Ernst Wallmark, Swedish translation of Friedrich Zell's libretto to Karl Millöcker's operetta Der Bettelstudent (1882)
      Nu är jag pank och fågelfri
      Ich hab' kein Geld, bin vogelfrei

Declension edit

Inflection of pank
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular pank
Neuter singular pankt
Plural panka
Masculine plural3 panke
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 panke
All panka
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.
3) Dated or archaic

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