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tonk

[ tongk ]
/ tɒŋk /
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noun
a form of rummy for two or more players with deuces wild.
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Origin of tonk

1920–25; compare British, Australian tonk (informal) to strike, beat, defeat
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British Dictionary definitions for tonk (1 of 2)

tonk1
/ (tɒŋk) /

verb
informal to strike with a heavy blow

Word Origin for tonk

C20: of imitative origin

British Dictionary definitions for tonk (2 of 2)

tonk2
/ (tɒŋk) /

noun
Australian slang an effete or effeminate man

Word Origin for tonk

C20: origin unknown
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