conk·​er ˈkäŋ-kər How to pronounce conker (audio)
: a horse chestnut especially when used in conkers
conkers plural : a game in which each player swings a horse chestnut on a string to try to break one held by the opponent

Word History


conch + -er entry 2, from the original use of a snail shell on a string in the game

First Known Use

circa 1886, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of conker was circa 1886

Dictionary Entries Near conker

Cite this Entry

“Conker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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