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adjective British very informal dench pronunciation in British English /dentʃ/

or Dench

 
  1. used for saying that someone or something is extremely attractive, fashionable, impressive etc
    This could be a huge opportunity for him to cement his dench status in this Arsenal team.
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The term was coined in 2012 by the British rap artist Lethal Bizzle while playing a video game with his cousin, Arsenal footballer Emmanuel Frimpong. It quickly became popular, partly due to the fact that it is also the surname of the popular British actor Dame Judi Dench.
 

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