Jan vs Jank - What's the difference?

jan | jank |


As a proper noun jan

is , cognate to john.

As a noun jank is

(computing|slang|rare) problematic blocking of a software application's user interface due to slow operations.

As an adjective jank is

janky.

jan

English

Proper noun

(en proper noun)
  • Etymology 1

    From (etyl)

    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • (dated)
  • Etymology 2

    Shortened from (Janet) and (Janice).

    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • A female nickname, sometimes used as a formal given name.
  • * 1899 Paul Leicester Ford: Janice Meredith : Chapter 1:
  • "Yes, Mommy," answered Janice. Then she turned to her friend and asked, "Shall I wear my light chintz and kenton kerchief, or my purple and white striped Persian?" "Sufficiently smart for a country lass, Jan ," cried her friend.
  • * 2008 , (Stephen King), Just After Sunset , Simon and Schuster (2009), ISBN 1416586652, page 129:
  • She's startled. How long has it been since he called her Jax instead of Janet or Jan ? The last is a nickname she secretly hates. It makes her think of that syrupy-sweet actress on Lassie when she was a kid, the little boy (Timmy, his name was Timmy) always fell down a well or got bitten by a snake or trapped under a rock, and what kind of parents put a kid's life in the hands of a fucking collie?

    Etymology 3

    From (etyl), (etyl), (etyl), (etyl), modern Scandinavian etc. Jan, from (etyl) .

    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • A male given name, in English mostly applied to foreign language speakers.
  • English diminutives of female given names ----

    jank

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (computing, slang, rare) Problematic blocking of a software application's user interface due to slow operations.
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • janky
  • ----