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zonked

[zongkt, zawngkt] /zɒŋkt, zɔŋkt/
adjective, Slang.
1.
stupefied by or as if by alcohol or drugs; high.
2.
exhausted or asleep.
Also, zonked out.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60, Americanism; zonk + -ed2

zonk

[zongk, zawngk] /zɒŋk, zɔŋk/
verb (used without object), (often fol. by out)
1.
to become unconscious from alcohol or narcotic drugs; pass out.
2.
to fall soundly asleep or relax completely:
I've got to go home and zonk out.
verb (used with object)
3.
to stupefy, as by alcohol or narcotic drugs.
4.
to sedate or anesthetize:
If the pain gets too bad the doctors will zonk you.
5.
to strike or defeat soundly; knock out; clobber.
Origin
1945-50; of expressive orig.; -onk perhaps copies conk2
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British Dictionary definitions for zonked

zonked

/zɒŋkt/
adjective (slang)
1.
highly intoxicated from drugs or alcohol
2.
utterly exhausted
Word Origin
C20: of imitative origin
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Word Origin and History for zonked

zonk

v.

1950, "to hit hard;" 1968, "to put into a stupor;" slang term, of echoic origin.

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Slang definitions & phrases for zonked

zonked

adj,adj phr
  1. Intoxicated by narcotics or alcohol; high, stoned: zonked, one step past being stoned/ Either while I was still zonked out or in the shower (1960s+ Narcotics)
  2. Very enthusiastic; excited; high: Rene Carpenter remembers Gilruth as ''a kindly, wonderful man who was zonked on this project'' (1970s+)
  3. Exhausted; beat, pooped: After just an hour of that I was zonked (1972+)

[echoic of a heavy blow; a 1929 Bookman article on sound effects is entitled ''Socko, Whamo, and Sonk!'']


zonk

v,v phr
  1. To lose consciousness, esp from alcohol or narcotics; fall asleep; become stuporous: He suddenly zonked and went rigid (1968+)
  2. To strike a stupefying blow; clobber: ''We've been zonked,'' said Jim Robbins (1950+)

[fr zonked]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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