hank

Definitions

Agriculture

  • noun wool which has been spun into a thread and coiled into a loop for convenience. A hank is 560 yards long.

Slang

  • adjective extremely hungry. Recorded in London in 1994, the word is a shortening of the rhyming slang phrase ‘Hank B. Marvin’, meaning starvin(g), borrowing the name of the lead guitarist of the Shadows pop group.
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