Yonks meaning

(UK, Australia) A long time (especially a longer time than expected); ages.

Haven’t seen him in yonks!

I’ve been a teacher for yonks - I should really try another career.

This egg is taking yonks to boil.

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Origin of yonks

  • Unknown. First seen in print around 1960. One theory is that it comes from donkey's years; another is that it is an acronym from years, months, weeks.

    From Wiktionary