I called him from a dank hotel room in Guatemala and broke it off.
Next thing he knows, the rebel is waking up in a dank cave centuries later.
Bodies in mortuaries, bodies in ponds, bodies under houses, and in dank boarding houses.
c.1400, earlier as a verb (early 14c.), now obsolete, meaning "to moisten," used of mists, dews, etc. Perhaps from Scandinavian (cf. Swedish dank "moist place," dänka "to moisten") or German (cf. Middle High German damph, Dutch damp "vapor"). Now largely superseded by damp (adj.). Related: Dankness.