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Dean rests after ganking the vampire Boris.

We oughta check out the history of the building. See if any co-ed ganked herself there.

Dean Winchester, 2.15 Tall Tales

Gank is a term used by Dean, Sam, other hunters and even Meg, that refers to killing something, usually a monster or demon. It is a verb as used and has usage variations of ganked. Dean continued to use the term even when traveling back in time to 1861 Wyoming in 6.18 Frontierland.[1]



Season 2

2.15 Tall Tales

Dean: We oughta check out the history of the building. See if any co-ed ganked herself there.

2.17 Heart

Dean: Like a really hot incredible Hulk. Come on, dude, she ganked her boss and her ex-boyfriend.

Season 3

3.04 Sin City

Richie: Oh, man. You should have seen the rack on this broad. Freakin’ tragedy when I had to gank her.

3.09 Malleus Maleficarum

Dean: Why are witches ganking each other?

3.13 Ghostfacers

Dean: Echoes are trapped in a loop, okay? They keep replaying how they died over and over and over again, usually in the place where they were ganked. It's about as dangerous as a scary movie.

3.15 Time Is on My Side

Dean: Dude, I’m eating! Alright, let me get this straight. So, people are getting ganked, right?

3.16 No Rest for the Wicked

Dean: What's the problem? Come on, where do I begin? I mean, first of all, we don't even know if Lilith holds my deal. We're going off of Bela's intel? Now when that bitch breathes, the air comes out crooked. Okay. Second, even if we could get to Lilith, we have no way to gank her. And third, isn't this the same Lilith that wants your giant head on a pike? Should I continue?

Season 4

4.02 Are You There, God? It's Me, Dean Winchester

Dean: What the hell is going on here, Bobby? Why did a bunch of ghosts suddenly want to gank off-duty hunters?

4.05 Monster Movie

Dean: The hero gets the girl, monster gets the gank. All in all, happy ending – with a happy ending, no less.

4.06 Yellow Fever

Sam: We gank the ghost that started all this. We do that, the disease should clear up.

4.07 It's the Great Pumpkin, Sam Winchester

Dean: Okay, great, well now that you’re here, why don’t you tell us where the witch is, we’ll gank her and everybody goes home.

4.10 Heaven and Hell

Dean: Whoa, whoa, whoa. Okay, I know she's wiretapping your angel chats or whatever, but it's no reason to gank her.

4.11 Family Remains

Dean: Okay, so, what, the, she’s been caged up like an animal and she bursts out and ganks dear old dad? Slash grandad.

4.14 Sex and Violence

Sam: And get this. Third local inside two months to gank his wife. No priors on any of 'em, all happily married.

4.15 Death Takes a Holiday

Dean: You want me to gank a monster or torch a corpse, hey, let’s light it up, right? But this? If we fix whatever this is, people are gonna start dropping dead. Good people.

4.19 Jump the Shark

Dean: Yeah, let’s stay here, where the kid’s mom got ganked. Good one.

4.20 The Rapture

Dean: You practically fainted trying to gank a demon.

Season 5

5.04 The End

Future Dean: I should be asking that question, don't you think? In fact, why don't you give me one good reason why I shouldn't gank you right here and now?

5.05 Fallen Idols

Sam: Who are apparently ganking their fans.
Dean: All right. Let’s go gank ourselves a Paris Hilton.

5.08 Changing Channels

Dean: Good. I’ve wanted to gank that mother since Mystery Spot.

5.10 Abandon All Hope

Meg: You can't gank demons, can you? You're cut off from the home office and you ain't got the juice. So what can you do, you impotent sap?

5.11 Sam, Interrupted

Dr. Cartwright: The truth, Dean. You got Ellen and Jo killed. You shot Lucifer, but you couldn't gank him.

5.13 The Song Remains the Same

Dean: I don’t get it. We’re looking for the chick that wants to gank Sam.

5.17 99 Problems

Dean: I don’t know. Gank the girl? The prophet, maybe?
Sam: Last I checked, she could only be ganked by a servant of Heaven.

5.19 Hammer of the Gods

Dean: I-I-I... I don't know. Grab those poor saps outta the freezer, I guess? Bust 'em out? Gank a few freaks along the way if we're lucky? I’m going to help you ice the devil. And then we can all get back to ganking each other, like normal.

Season 6

6.02 Two and a Half Men

Dean: You know, just before you ganked that shifter in the motel, he mentioned a father, which makes sense now because he meant the Apha.

6.04 Weekend at Bobby's

Dean (on phone): How do we gank it?

6.08 All Dogs Go to Heaven

Sam: He's right. Samuel and I ganked one about six months back on the half-moon. Things have been out of whack for a while now, I guess..

6.10 Caged Heat

Dean: Remember when we used to gank demons?

6.16 And Then There Were None

Dean: Um...Okay, well, if that is big mama – whatever she is, we got zero on ganking her. So what are we gonna do if we run into her? Throw salt and hope? ]
Sam: What? So – so you mean he wasn’t a monster when I ganked him?

6.17 My Heart Will Go On

Bobby: You two just gonna stand there like the ugly girl at the prom, or you gonna pitch in? This so-called Eve, mother of whatever, ain't gonna gank herself. What's wrong with you two?

6.18 Frontierland

Dean: Unless we gank him first.
Deputy: Gank? What’s gank? Mister you’re crazy. No way. You’re on your own.

6.19 Mommy Dearest

Dean: Well, who ganked them?

Season 7

7.03 The Girl Next Door

Sam: So, what’s the deal? Um, killer comes to town, ganks a lowlife, moves along?

7.06 Slash Fiction

Dean: You know, it's bad enough that they're ganking people, wearing our mugs, but now this? Have us driving around in this... this caboodle while Baby's on lockdown.

7.08 Season Seven, Time for a Wedding!

Becky: Gank your ass.

7.12 Time After Time

Dean: You can have whatever you want…soon as we gank this thing.

7.14 Plucky Pennywhistle's Magical Menagerie

Dean: So this isn’t about ganking some dickweed parent.
Dean: And having a little girl watch her pop get ganked by the closet monster – that’s putting her first?

7.18 Party On, Garth

Garth: Alright Jenny G, your ganking days are over. You’ve been Garth'd.
Garth: Now two kids get ganked by unknown freak-a-deek.
Dean: All right, skip to how do we gank it.

7.23 Survival of the Fittest

Dean: Last I remember, we ganked Dick.

Season 8

8.02 What's Up, Tiger Mommy?

Dean: And if Leviathan want to take a shot at us, let ‘em. We ganked those bitches once before. We can do it again.

8.03 Heartache

Dean: Two hearts ganked, same city, six months apart. I mean, that's got to be a ritual, man. Or at least some sort of a heart-sucking, possessed, satanic, crack-whore bat.

8.04 Bitten

Sam: Yeah, and that silver can kill him. So... what? Best in show comes here 10 years ago, ganked some poor woman. Then when the dust settles and everything's in the clear, he just sets up shop?

8.06 Southern Comfort

Sam: And what about my friend, Amy? She was what? 'Cause you sure as hell didn't have a problem ganking her.
Garth: Yeah. Man, I felt terrible when I ganked that S.O.B.

8.09 Citizen Fang

Dean: Look, I'm just calling to let you know that the situation is resolved. Benny was not lying, there was another vamp, and we ganked him together.

8.11 LARP and the Real Girl

Sam: Whoever gets marked gets ganked.

8.14 Trial and Error

Dean: Well, you camp here, figure out who whored their soul. I'm gonna go scout the grounds – see if I can't gank Huckleberry Hound before he makes his next move.

8.15 Man's Best Friend with Benefits

Dean: 'Cause you did just gank a hellhound, which is no slice of pie, and, uh, there is a mine field of who knows what crap ahead. Just want to make sure that you are okay.
Dean: Look, I like James as much as the next guy, but people are getting ganked here. Besides, Benny, Kate – they were forced to be what they are. James chose this.
Dean: I'm sorry, is this you trying to talk us out of ganking James or–
Sam: What, about James? Dude, we were both ready to gank the guy.

8.23 Sacrifice

Dean: Think about it. Think about what we know, huh? Pulling souls from hell, curing demons, hell, ganking a hellhound! We have enough knowledge on our side to turn the tide here. But I can't do it without you.

Season 11

11.10 The Devil in the Details

Sam: Well, let’s say you gank her... then what?

11.19 The Chitters

Cesar: Smelly, dirty. Twice the worrying about getting ganked.


The Urban Dictionary[2] lists one definition of gank as meaning: "To kill a monster," and cites Supernatural as a reference. Other definitions include to steal or within a RPG for multiple players to kill an opponent, where it is a combination of gang and kill.

See also