tank etymology

English word tank comes from Gujarati ટાંકી, and later Portuguese tanque (A sink used for laundry. Cistern. Tank Tank (vehicle).)

Detailed word origin of tank

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ટાંકી Gujarati (guj)
tanque Portuguese (por) A sink used for laundry. Cistern. Tank Tank (vehicle).
tank English (eng) (fandom slang) To resist damage; to be attacked without being hurt.. (video games) To attract the attacks of an enemy target in cooperative team-based combat, so that one's teammates can defeat the enemy in question more efficiently.. To deliberately lose a sports match with the intent of gaining a perceived future competitive advantage.. To fail or fall (often used in describing the economy [...]