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Definition of "conk" [conk]

  • The head. (noun)
  • A blow, especially on the head. (noun)
  • Chiefly British The human nose. (noun)
  • To hit, especially on the head. (verb-transitive)
  • To stop functioning; fail: The engine conked out on the final lap. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "conk" in a sentence
  • "It also refers to the "conk" style in which tightly curled hair is straightened using the chemical congolene (or should it be conkolene, according to Lionel Boyd) and then combed out."
  • "Paris blows hers out; Malcolm's early "conk" came courtesy of a painful lye job."
  • "Just as it seem like they can't shout any louder, we hear this big "conk," which sound like somebody get hit over the head with a board or somethin."