- a form of rummy for two or more players with deuces wild.
Origin of tonk
1920–25; compare British, Australian tonk (informal) to strike, beat, defeat
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Examples from the Web for tonk
The air of that office rang with the name of Tonk that morning.
Amir Khan consented to disband his army, on condition of being guaranteed the possession of what is now the principality of Tonk.
Sarah Brown was rapidly becoming exasperated with everybody concerned, but not least with the evidently camouflaging Tonk.
Tonk tank tenk tink Ta tink a tonk a tank a tink a Ta ta tink tank ta ta tonk tink Drink a tank a drink a drunk.Wild Animals I Have Known
Ernest Thompson Seton
- informal to strike with a heavy blow
C20: of imitative origin
- Australian slang an effete or effeminate man
C20: origin unknown
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