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Wednesday, June 9



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."

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About Zonk

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.

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