different between thank vs chank




  • enPR: th?ngk IPA(key): /?æ?k/
  • (US) IPA(key): [?æ?k], [ðæ?k]
  • (UK) IPA(key): [?a?k]
  • (æ-tensing, NYC) IPA(key): [?e???k], [t?e???k], [ðe???k]
  • Rhymes: -æ?k

Etymology 1

From Middle English thank, from Old English þanc (thought, favour, grace, pleasure, satisfaction, thanks), from Proto-Germanic *þankaz (thought, remembrance, gratitude), from Proto-Indo-European *tong-, *teng- (to think). Cognate with Saterland Frisian Tonk, West Frisian tank, Dutch dank, Low German Dank, German Dank, Danish tak, Swedish tack, Faroese tøkk, Icelandic þökk. Related to thought.


thank (plural thanks)

  1. (obsolete) An expression of appreciation; a thought.

Etymology 2

From Middle English thanken, thankien, from Old English þancian, þoncian (to thank, give thanks), from Proto-Germanic *þank?n? (to thank), from Proto-Germanic *þankaz (thought, gratitude), from Proto-Indo-European *teng- (to think, feel). Cognate with Saterland Frisian tonkje (to thank), West Frisian tanke (to thank), Dutch danken (to thank), Low German danken (to thank), German danken (to thank), Danish takke (to thank), Swedish tacka (to thank), Icelandic þakka (to thank). Related to thought.


thank (third-person singular simple present thanks, present participle thanking, simple past and past participle thanked)

  1. (transitive) To express gratitude or appreciation toward.
    • 1900, L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Chapter 23
      The Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman and the Lion now thanked the Good Witch earnestly for her kindness; and Dorothy exclaimed: []
  2. (transitive) To feel gratitude or appreciation toward.
    • 1844, The Quarterly Review (volume 74, page 104)
      Our readers would not thank us for going into the badgerings which had for some time annoyed the chancellor on the subject of arrears in his court.
  3. (transitive) To credit or hold responsible.
Derived terms
  • bethank
  • thankable
  • thankworthy
  • unthank
Related terms
  • thanks
  • thank you
  • think



From Old English þancian, þoncian (to thank, give thanks), from Proto-Germanic *þank?n? (to thank),


thank (third-person singular present thanks, present participle thankin, past thankit, past participle thankit)

  1. to thank

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  • Rhymes: -æ?k


chank (plural chanks)

  1. (East India) The large spiral shell of several species of sea conch, much used in making bangles, especially Turbinella pyrum.


chank (third-person singular simple present chanks, present participle chanking, simple past and past participle chanked)

  1. (US) To eat noisily; to champ or chomp

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