Word Watch: Gank

I came across “gank” in a BoingBoing post today, hadn’t seen the word before, and thought you might like to add it to your online vocabulary: it means, essentially, to steal, with connotations of ripping off, and is probably a portmanteau word marrying “grab” and “yank.” (You can find online definitions here, here and here.)

You use it thus: “I ganked the idea from a BoingBoing post.”

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