Yonks Definition


(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.

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

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