\ˈzäŋk, ˈzȯŋk\
zonked; zonking; zonks

Definition of zonk 

transitive verb

: stun, stupefy also : strike, zap often used with out

intransitive verb

: to pass out from or as if from alcohol or a drug often used with out

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By this time, everybody is off the bus rolling in the brown grass by the shoulder, laughing, giggling, yahooing, zonked to the skies on acid, because, mon, the woods are burning, the whole world is on fire. Jeet Heer, The New Republic, "Tom Wolfe reunited journalism with literature.," 15 May 2018 In today’s episode of Mean Guys, Denny takes his five-iron home in a huff because Bubba is spreading rumors in the clubhouse about Denny getting zonked on some kind of crazy juice. George Diaz, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Jimmie Johnson vows to rise up despite age-old circumstances," 27 Feb. 2018 And struggling to hold the phone to your ear because your biceps are so freaking zonked? K. Aleisha Fetters, SELF, "Let’s Stop Using Sore Muscles as a Badge of Honor," 19 June 2017

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First Known Use of zonk

1950, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for zonk

probably imitative

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