Conk meaning

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Conk is slang and means to hit on the head.

An example of conk is to bang your head on a wall.

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A hard, shelflike, spore-bearing structure of certain wood-decaying fungi, found on stumps, logs, or trees.
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The definition of conk means the nose, head or a hit on the head, or a tree fungus, or a straight and flat hair style worn by some African Americans.

An example of a conk is the part of the body on which a hat is placed.

An example of a conk is a shelf-like fungus growth on the trunk of a tree.

An example of a conk is a hair style created by smoothing the hair with lye.

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To hit, especially on the head.
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To stop functioning; fail.

The engine conked out on the final lap.

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To fall asleep, especially suddenly or heavily.

Conked out on the couch watching television.

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To pass out; faint.
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A hairstyle in which the hair is straightened, usually by chemical means.
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To straighten (tightly curled hair) usually by chemical means.
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(brit.) The nose.
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The head.
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A blow on the head.
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To hit on the head.
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A shelflike growth of fungus found on various trees, usually on the trunk.
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A hair style, as worn by some blacks, in which the hair is straightened, as with lye, and smoothed down.
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To straighten and arrange hair thus.
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(mycology) The shelf- or bracket-shaped fruiting body of a Bracket fungus (A.K.A. Shelf fungus), i.e., a mushroom growing off a tree trunk.
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(slang) A nose, especially a large one.
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Alternative spelling of conch.
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(slang) To hit, especially on the head.
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To chemically straighten tightly curled hair.
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(chiefly british) The human nose.
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To die.
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conk out
  • to stop suddenly to operate or function
  • to become very tired and fall asleep
  • to die
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of conk

  • Perhaps variant of conch N., sense 1b, and v., probably of imitative origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Perhaps alteration of congolene substance for straightening hair

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Perhaps alteration of conch

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition