I overheard the term, “dank meme” at work. A few of my co-workers were talking about memes, and said kept saying “dank memes” like it was a thing, so I also acted like it was a thing… Then I googled it as soon as they were out of range.
For your convenience…
Dank Meme A meme that is just really radical, cool and neat.
(Thank you to the Urban Dictionary for that wonderfully concise definition.)
Apparently the term “dank” originated in the Bay Area* as a slang word for “good weed”, but eventually came to be used for everything that is good (or: radical, cool, neat, etc.).
So, a “dank meme” is an awesome meme… (I think).
Other definitions suggest that the term should only be used to describe a meme that is old, cliche, or mainstream (God forbid).
Either way, I’ve incorporated the term into my vernacular to fit in at work.
When I say, “I need some dank memes for my new cubicle”, I scan the faces of those around me to see whether I have used the term correctly.
This is my life now.
* The term is surprisingly not derived from Latin.