- to hit, strike, collide, etc.: to get bonked on the head; cars bonking into each other.
Origin of bonk
perhaps variant of bong1
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Examples from the Web for bonk
Maybe Bonk would get to California before Shannon heard the news.The First American: Excerpt from Henry Crumpton’s ‘The Art of Intelligence’
Henry A. Crumpton
May 14, 2012
The road drops down a tremendous hill into Sandsend, where they talk of going 'up t' bonk' to Lythe Church.Yorkshire--Coast & Moorland Scenes
- (tr) to hit
- to have sexual intercourse (with)
C20: probably of imitative origin
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Word Origin and History for bonk
"to hit," 1931, probably of imitative origin; 1975 in sense of "have sexual intercourse with." Related: Bonked; bonking.
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