a form of rummy for two or more players with deuces wild.

1920–25; compare British, Australian tonk (informal) to strike, beat, defeat Unabridged
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tonk1 (tɒŋk)
informal to strike with a heavy blow
[C20: of imitative origin]

tonk2 (tɒŋk)
slang (Austral) an effete or effeminate man
[C20: origin unknown]

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Main Entry:  tonk1
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a term of abuse for an idiot; also, a term of abuse for a homosexual
Usage:  slang
Main Entry:  tonk2
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  abbreviation for honky-tonk
Main Entry:  tonk
Part of Speech:  v
Definition:  in sports, to defeat; also, to strike or hit powerfully
Usage:  tonk n's 21st Century Lexicon
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The first annoying aspect was the interminable wait to board in a honky-tonk souvenir shop setting.
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