[zongkt, zawngkt]

adjective Slang.

stupefied by or as if by alcohol or drugs; high.
exhausted or asleep.

Nearby words

  1. zoning,
  2. zonipetal,
  3. zonite,
  4. zonk,
  5. zonk out,
  6. zonta club,
  7. zontian,
  8. zonular,
  9. zonular band,
  10. zonular cataract

Sometimes zonked out.

Origin of zonked

An Americanism dating back to 1955–60; zonk + -ed2


[zongk, zawngk]Slang.

verb (used without object) (often fol. by out)

to become unconscious from alcohol or narcotic drugs; pass out.
to fall soundly asleep or relax completely: I've got to go home and zonk out.

verb (used with object)

to stupefy, as by alcohol or narcotic drugs.
to sedate or anesthetize: If the pain gets too bad the doctors will zonk you.
to strike or defeat soundly; knock out; clobber.

Origin of zonk

1945–50; of expressive orig.; -onk perhaps copies conk2

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British Dictionary definitions for zonked


adjective slang

highly intoxicated from drugs or alcohol
utterly exhausted

Word Origin for zonked

C20: of imitative origin

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Word Origin and History for zonked



1950, "to hit hard;" 1968, "to put into a stupor;" slang term, of echoic origin.

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