Origin of zonkechoic
- used to suggest the sound of a sudden impact
- used figuratively to suggest the force or effect of a sudden impact, change, etc.
- to lose consciousness or fall asleep from exhaustion, intoxication, etc.
- to knock out, stun, etc.
verbzonked, zonk·ing, zonks Slang
- To cause to be asleep. Often used with out: My roommate was zonked out on the couch.
- To stupefy or intoxicate with drugs or alcohol: “zonk their patients with tranquilizers” (Psychology Today).
- To go to sleep or be asleep. Often used with out.
- To become intoxicated with drugs or alcohol.
Origin of zonkOrigin unknown.
- An unfavorable card or token, or undesirable or worthless item used as a prize in a contest or game show (such as Let's Make a Deal).
- (slang) A feeling of a drug taking hold.
(third-person singular simple present zonks, present participle zonking, simple past and past participle zonked)
1960s. Unknown origin, likely imitative.