Part of speech: verb
Origin: of imitative/echoic origin, mid-20th century
Fall or cause to fall suddenly and heavily asleep or lose consciousness
Hit or strike.
Examples of Zonk in a sentence
"Nothing makes me zonk out quite as quickly as NyQuil."
"The bowl zonked Cheryl when she tried to grab it from the top shelf."
Popularity Over Time
Zonk is a slang, onomatopoeic term from the mid-20th century with unknown origin.
Did you Know?
Zonk has its own unofficial meaning within the Army. A commanding officer will usually use it during physical training formations as a fun way to dismiss his or her unit from duty. Once the word is shouted out, the entire unit can run off while shouting with glee.