Lank vs Jank - What's the difference?

lank | jank |


As nouns the difference between lank and jank

is that lank is a link (connection) while jank is (computing|slang|rare) problematic blocking of a software application's user interface due to slow operations.

As an adjective jank is

janky.

lank

English

Adjective

(er)
  • Slender or thin; not well filled out; not plump; shrunken; lean.
  • * Meager and lank with fasting grown. - .
  • * Who would not choose ... to have rather a lank purse than an empty brain? - .
  • * Blacks in the fields, lank'' and stooped, their fingers spiderlike among the bolls of cotton. - 1985 , chapter 1.
  • (of hair) Straight and flat; thin and limp. (often associated with being greasy)
  • * Lank hair, long, thin hair. -
  • (obsolete) languid; drooping.
  • * Who, piteous of her woes, reared her lank head. -
  • (Macaulay)

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (rare) To become lank; to make lank.
  • (Webster 1913)

    Anagrams

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    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
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