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tonk

[tongk] /tɒŋk/
noun
1.
a form of rummy for two or more players with deuces wild.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; compare British, Australian tonk (informal) to strike, beat, defeat
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Examples for tonk
  • The first annoying aspect was the interminable wait to board in a honky-tonk souvenir shop setting.
British Dictionary definitions for tonk

tonk1

/tɒŋk/
verb
1.
(informal) to strike with a heavy blow
Word Origin
C20: of imitative origin

tonk2

/tɒŋk/
noun
1.
(Austral, slang) an effete or effeminate man
Word Origin
C20: origin unknown
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Contemporary definitions for tonk
verb

in sports, to defeat; also, to strike or hit powerfully

noun

abbreviation for honky-tonk

noun

a term of abuse for an idiot; also, a term of abuse for a homosexual

Usage Note

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tonk

noun

honky-tonk


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