Origin of bonkersprobably from British bonk, obsolete military slang, “to bomb,” echoic
The definition of bonkers is slang for crazy.
The way someone feels when lacking sleep, yet they still have a million things to do is an example of bonkers.
Crazy: “When word spread that free gas was to be found, the populace, as expected, went bonkers” ( Washington Post )
Origin of bonkersOrigin unknown
- Cleary must be going bonkers wondering how we got on to him.
- The Ice Lady of the Parkside Sentinel went bonkers.