- the head.
- a blow on the head.
- British. the nose.
- to hit or strike on the head.
Origin of conk1
- to break or fail, as a machine or engine (often followed by out): The engine conked out halfway there.
- to slow down or stop; lose energy (often followed by out).
- to go to sleep (usually followed by off or out).
- to lose consciousness; faint (usually followed by out).
- to die (usually followed by out).
Origin of conk2
- a method of chemically straightening the hair.
- a hairstyle in which the hair has been chemically straightened and sometimes set into waves.
- to straighten (kinky hair) by the use of chemicals: to have one's hair conked.
Origin of conk4
Examples from the Web for conked
"Poor devil, he's conked out—couldn't stand the gaff," he remarked, half-regretfully.Skylark Three
Edward Elmer Smith
You know you may feel pretty miserable, but nobody's conked out with this stuff yet.The Plague
A two-gallon jar of extra-special detergent, used only for laces, conked him and smashed on the floor before him.The Ambulance Made Two Trips
William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Schwenky put the Captain down, conked him with one massive fist to make sure he stayed out, then stood there, waiting.The Hell Ship
Raymond Alfred Palmer
The motor complained for a few minutes, then coughed and conked out completely.A Yankee Flier in Italy
Rutherford G. Montgomery
- to strike (someone) a blow, esp on the head or nose
- a punch or blow, esp on the head or nose
- the head or (esp Brit and NZ) the nose
Word Origin and History for conked
as in conk out, 1918, coined by World War I airmen, perhaps in imitation of the sound of a stalling motor, reinforced by conk (v.) "hit on the head," originally "punch in the nose" (1821), from conk (n.), slang for "nose" (1812), perhaps from fancied resemblance to a conch (pronounced "conk") shell.