Conk Definition

kŏngk
conked, conking, conks
noun
conks
The head.
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The nose.
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A blow 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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verb
conked, conking, conks
To hit on the head.
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To straighten and arrange hair thus.
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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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idiom
conk out
  • to stop suddenly to operate or function
  • to become very tired and fall asleep
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Other Word Forms of Conk

Noun

Singular:
conk
Plural:
conks

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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

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