[zongkt, zawngkt]
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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)
  1. to become unconscious from alcohol or narcotic drugs; pass out.
  2. to fall soundly asleep or relax completely: I've got to go home and zonk out.
verb (used with object)
  1. to stupefy, as by alcohol or narcotic drugs.
  2. to sedate or anesthetize: If the pain gets too bad the doctors will zonk you.
  3. to strike or defeat soundly; knock out; clobber.

Origin of zonk

1945–50; of expressive orig.; -onk perhaps copies conk2
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adjective slang
  1. highly intoxicated from drugs or alcohol
  2. 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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