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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
1945-1950
1945-50; of expressive orig.; -onk perhaps copies conk2
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Word Origin and History for zonking

zonk

v.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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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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