[ kongk, kawngk ]
/ kɒŋk, kɔŋk /

noun Mycology.

the shelflike fruiting body of certain wood-decaying fungi; bracket.

Origin of conk

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55; of obscure origin

Related forms

conk·y, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for conky


/ (kɒŋk) slang /


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

C19: probably changed from conch
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