The Online Slang Dictionary
(American, English, and Urban slang)

Login     Register     Forgot password     Resend confirmation

Definition of gank

gank

verb

  • to execute or murder, usually with a firearm. Origin: first used in the early 1990's.
    I'm going to gank your happy ass.
    • See more words with the same meaning: to kill.

    Last edited on Apr 02 2013. Submitted by Sandrea Sanders from St Louis, MO, USA on Dec 10 1996.

  • to steal. Also gank off with.
    I ganked a chair from his room.
    He ganked off with my bike.
    • See more words with the same meaning: to steal.

    Last edited on Dec 10 1996. Submitted by Sandrea Sanders from St Louis, MO, USA on Dec 10 1996.

  • to take; BUM.
    Can I gank some of your fries?

    Last edited on Oct 31 1998. Submitted by Jay B. from Washington, DC, USA on Oct 31 1998.

  • To continually attack or target another player in a videogame, generally of a lower level and usually online. Example:
    Hey dude, let's go gank some poor noob.

    Last edited on Jun 11 2010. Submitted by Anonymous on Jun 11 2010.

verb - transitive

  • to defraud; "swindle".
    Man, John's new car already broke down. I wonder how many people have been ganked by that dealer.

    Last edited on Dec 27 2010. Submitted by Vaughn from Chicago, IL, USA on Nov 03 1999.

+Add a definition for this slang term

More info:

Interactive stats:

Related words

Slang terms with the same meaning

Other terms relating to 'to have, take, get':

Definitions include: "has".
Definitions include: "have".
Definitions include: affectionate form of address for a male child.
Definitions include: To fight someone.
Definitions include: to arrest.
Definitions include: to have, to take.
Definitions include: messy, trashy, or dilapidated.
Definitions include: to acquire discretely.
Definitions include: to have in one's possession.
Definitions include: to get, acquire.
Definitions include: to lie to; deceive.
Definitions include: to yell at someone; "blow up".
Definitions include: to acquire.
Definitions include: to get.
Definitions include: to see.

Other terms relating to 'to kill':

Definitions include: crazy.
Definitions include: to kill via stabbing.
Definitions include: leaving.
Definitions include: to destroy.
Definitions include: to kill.
Definitions include: to murder, kill.
Definitions include: to injure or destroy.
Definitions include: to shoot.
Definitions include: to kill.
Definitions include: Food poisoning
Definitions include: to have sex with.
Definitions include: diamond-containing jewelry.
Definitions include: messy, trashy, or dilapidated.
Definitions include: to lie to.
Definitions include: to kill or destroy.

Other terms relating to 'to steal':

Definitions include: to steal or take without asking.
Definitions include: to use Ecstasy (MDMA).
Definitions include: to steal.
Definitions include: a lower-quality version of something.
Definitions include: to take all of a person's money.
Definitions include: to steal.
Definitions include: to defraud with large gains.
Definitions include: to steal, especially a car.
Definitions include: to steal.
Definitions include: to steal.
Definitions include: to leave.
Definitions include: To steal.
Definitions include: to steal, monopolize, or hog.
Definitions include: a moron; "goof".
Definitions include: to steal.

Slang terms with the same root words

None. How about some random words?

Definitions include: "password."
Definitions include: the traditionally blue (Democratic) cities of Berkeley, California; Boulder, Colorado; and Brooklyn, New York, New York.
Definitions include: Sending picture(s) of your feces (poop) to your buddie(s) via picture message on your cell phone.
Definitions include: response typical in the southern U.S. to mean yes; especially when the answer in the affirmative is assumed to be known and well understood.
Definitions include: acronym for "fucking magic".
Definitions include: acronym for "non-committal make out session".
Definitions include: a crazy person.
Definitions include: abbreviated form of "dunno" or "I dunno", which themselves are abbreviated forms of "I don't know".
Definitions include: marijuana.
Definitions include: ejaculate.

How common is this slang?

Don't click the following.
I use it(74)  
No longer use it(1)  
Heard it but never used it(41)  
Have never heard it(25)  

How vulgar is this slang?

Average of 63 votes: 23%  (See the most vulgar words.)


Least vulgar  
  Most vulgar

Your vote: None   (To vote, click the pepper. Vote how vulgar the word is – not how mean it is.)


Least vulgar  
  Most vulgar

Where is this slang used?

Logged-in users can add themselves to the map. Login, Register, Login instantly with Facebook.


Link to this slang definition

To link to this term in a web page or blog, insert the following.

<a href="http://onlineslangdictionary.com/meaning-definition-of/gank">gank</a>

To link to this term in a wiki such as Wikipedia, insert the following.

[http://onlineslangdictionary.com/meaning-definition-of/gank gank]

Some wikis use a different format for links, so be sure to check the documentation.