Fank vs Mank - What's the difference?

fank | mank |


As nouns the difference between fank and mank

is that fank is a pen for enclosing sheep while mank is something that is disgusting or manky.

As a verb mank is

(obsolete) to mutilate.

As an adjective mank is

disgusting, repulsive.

fank

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A pen for enclosing sheep
  • References

    *OED 2nd edition 1989 ----

    mank

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) manken, from (etyl) mancian, .

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To mutilate.
  • Etymology 2

    Via , from (etyl) . See above.

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Disgusting, repulsive.
  • When he eats, he never closes his mouth. It's so mank .
    Synonyms
    * manky slang * ming slang * minging slang

    Noun

    (-)
  • Something that is disgusting or manky.
  • The plumber had to get all the mank out of the drain.
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