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conk

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noun \ˈkäŋk, ˈkȯŋk\

Definition of conk

slang chiefly British

  1. :  nose



Origin of conk

perhaps from conch


First Known Use: 1812

Rhymes with conk


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conk

verb

Definition of conk

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to hit especially on the head :  knock out



Origin of conk

English slang conk head


First Known Use: 1821


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conk

noun

Definition of conk

  1. :  the visible fruiting body of a bracket fungus; also :  decay caused by such a fungus

conky play \ˈkäŋ-kē, ˈkȯŋ-\ adjective


Origin of conk

probably alteration of conch


First Known Use: 1851


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conk

verb

Definition of conk

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  break down; especially :  stall —usually used with out <the motor suddenly conked out>

  3. 2 a :  faint b :  to go to sleep —usually used with off or out <conked out for a while after lunch> c :  die <I caught pneumonia. I almost conked — Truman Capote>



Origin of conk

probably imitative


First Known Use: 1918


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conk

verb

Definition of conk

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to straighten out (hair) usually by the use of chemicals



Origin of conk

probably by shortening & alteration from congolene preparation used for straightening hair


First Known Use: 1950


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conk

noun

Definition of conk

  1. :  a hairstyle in which the hair is straightened out and flattened down or lightly waved —called also process



1965

First Known Use of conk

1965




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