bonk

verb \ ˈbäŋk , ˈbȯŋk \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of bonk

bonked; bonking; bonks
transitive + intransitive
1 T informal : hit
  • Johnson isn't the only one who has noticed the glut of acorns this fall. Walkers are getting bonked on the head, and cars are getting pelted by the falling nuts.
  • —Lori Stabile
2 I informal : to experience sudden, severe fatigue during strenuous activity
  • Two hours into the ride, you encounter a sudden loss of energy that leaves you weak, dizzy and nauseated. You've hit the wall, or "bonked."
  • —Sharon Cohen
3 T chiefly British, informal : to have sexual intercourse with (someone)
  • … just another middle-aged white guy writing about the women he's bonked.
  • —John Powers

Examples of bonk in a Sentence

  1. He bonked him on the head.

  2. The golf ball bonked the hood of the car.

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Origin and Etymology of bonk

imitative


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Definition of bonk for English Language Learners

  • : to hit (someone or something)

  • : to have sexual intercourse with (someone)


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