\ ˈzäŋ(k)t How to pronounce zonked (audio) , ˈzȯŋ(k)t \

Definition of zonked

: stupefied by or as if by alcohol or a drug

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Examples of zonked in a Sentence

later claimed that she was zonked for the entire recording session her only living relative is a permanently zonked sister who can't even care for herself
Recent Examples on the Web After the Monkees split, Nesmith began his eccentric solo career, with amiably zonked records that were years ahead of their time. Rob Sheffield, Rolling Stone, 10 Dec. 2021 Only Andersson, the doyen of inaction movies, could offer beatitudes to the ineffectual and the zonked. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, 30 Apr. 2021 Most people take pre-workout for performance reasons or to simply feel better and less zonked when working out. SELF, 27 Aug. 2020 And that's what an asphalt nation of zonked American teenagers did during the '80s. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, 8 Jan. 2020 But the movie’s high point is a scene where Diane Varsi, playing the most zonked member of Max’s entourage (which includes a young Richard Pryor), addresses Congress as if from the stage of the Fillmore. J. Hoberman, New York Times, 30 Sep. 2016

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First Known Use of zonked

circa 1959, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for zonked

from past participle of zonk.

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The first known use of zonked was circa 1959

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“Zonked.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zonked. Accessed 29 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of zonked

: very tired or affected by alcohol or drugs


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