- the shelflike fruiting body of certain wood-decaying fungi; bracket.
Origin of conk3
Examples from the Web for conky
Contemporary Examples of conky
His friends were safely known by the Polish versions of Toothy, Hoppy, Conky, Baldy, Whitey, Carrot Top and Chopper.The Week in Death: Irving Milchberg, the Teenage Gunrunner of the Warsaw Ghetto
March 1, 2014
Historical Examples of conky
There are some men whose patronymics are swallowed up in their nicknames, and my friend "Conky" is one of these.
I don't mind being called 'Conky,' as you know, but it was rather trying to hear him say, 'I hope his nose has stopped growing.'
Conky sighed, but added more hopefully, "Anyhow, I'm sure Marjorie will rise to the occasion."
Marjorie is certainly less overwhelming in her hospitality, and Conky less prodigal of song.
- 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 for conk
Word Origin and History for conky
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.