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verb (used with or without object) Slang.
  1. to hit, strike, collide, etc.: to get bonked on the head; cars bonking into each other.
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Origin of bonk

perhaps variant of bong1
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Related Words for bonk

blow, bat, shot, punch, swing, knock, crash, pummel, beat, drive, collide, smack, touch, force, lick, tap, clip, butt, slap, collision

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British Dictionary definitions for bonk


verb informal
  1. (tr) to hit
  2. to have sexual intercourse (with)
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Derived Formsbonking, noun

Word Origin for bonk

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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