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[kongk, kawngk] /kɒŋk, kɔŋk/
noun, Mycology
1.
the shelflike fruiting body of certain wood-decaying fungi; bracket.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55, Americanism; of obscure origin
Related forms
conky, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for conky

conk

/kɒŋk/
verb
1.
to strike (someone) a blow, esp on the head or nose
noun
2.
a punch or blow, esp on the head or nose
3.
the head or (esp Brit and NZ) the nose
Word Origin
C19: probably changed from conch
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Word Origin and History for conky

conk

v.

as in conk out, 1918, coined by World War I airmen, perhaps in imitation of the sound of a stalling motor, reinforced by conk (v.) "hit on the head," originally "punch in the nose" (1821), from conk (n.), slang for "nose" (1812), perhaps from fancied resemblance to a conch (pronounced "conk") shell.

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Slang definitions & phrases for conky

conk 1

noun

The head •Conk designated the nose earlier, by 1812 (1860s+)

verb
  1. To hit on the nose or head: I got conked by the bat (1925+)
  2. To defeat utterly; clobber (1950s+)
Related Terms

bust one's ass

[probably fr conch]


conk 2

noun

: I couldn't get over marveling at how their hair was straight and shiny like white men's hair; Ella told me this was called ''conk''

verb

To apply a mixture sometimes containing lye to the head in order to straighten kinky hair

[1940s+ Black; probably fr Congolene, trademark of a preparation used to straighten hair, influenced by conk1]


conk 3

verb

To die; cease to operate; conk out: A year after that, a spinster aunt conked (WWI Royal Flying Corps)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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