ˈzäŋ(k)t How to pronounce zonked (audio)
: stupefied by or as if by alcohol or a drug

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 Niehaus would work five or six hours, then go home zonked. Jim Higgins, Journal Sentinel, 14 Sep. 2022 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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Word History


from past participle of zonk.

First Known Use

circa 1959, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 14 Jul. 2024.

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