cronk

noun
\ˈkräŋk, ˈkrȯŋk\
plural -s

Definition of cronk 

(Entry 1 of 3)

: a hoarse croak (as of a raven) or honk (as of a wild goose)

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Definition of cronk (Entry 2 of 3)

: to make a croaking or honking noise the wild-goose wedge … cronks harsh— W. P. Johnston

cronk

adjective
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Definition of cronk (Entry 3 of 3)

1 slang, Australia

a : sick, ailing

b : infirm, unsound

2 slang, Australia : fraudulent, dishonest

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History and Etymology for cronk

Noun

imitative

Adjective

Yiddish or German krank, from Middle High German kranc weak

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