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[krongk, krawngk]
adjective Australian Slang.
  1. sick or feeble.
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Origin of cronk

1875–80; < Yiddish or German krank, Middle High German kranc weak
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Historical Examples

  • Horace set his teeth firmly as he closed the door, upon Cronk.

    From the Valley of the Missing

    Grace Miller White

  • Cronk glared about until his gaze rested upon the two girls.

  • "I thought we'd make them plans for Tarrytown," Cronk said presently.

  • Cronk did not reply, but centered his gaze full upon Everett.

  • She prepared the breakfasts for Cronk and Crabbe and for Middy with his two helpers.

British Dictionary definitions for cronk


  1. Australian unfit; unsound
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Word Origin

C19: compare crank ²
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