- stupefied by or as if by alcohol or drugs; high.
- exhausted or asleep.
Sometimes zonked out.
Origin of zonked
- 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.
- 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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Examples from the Web for zonked
There, he finds Azoff, also zonked out on ludes, and they get in a bizarre, drugged-out fight.
Belfort, zonked out on ludes, dry humps a stewardess during a flight to Geneva.
- highly intoxicated from drugs or alcohol
- utterly exhausted
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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