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[zongkt, zawngkt] /zɒŋkt, zɔŋkt/
adjective, Slang.
stupefied by or as if by alcohol or drugs; high.
exhausted or asleep.
Also, zonked out.
1955-60, Americanism; zonk + -ed2 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for zonked out


adjective (slang)
highly intoxicated from drugs or alcohol
utterly exhausted
Word Origin
C20: of imitative origin
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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!'']

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