What does CONK mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. conkverb

    informal term for the nose

  2. stall, conkverb

    come to a stop

    "The car stalled in the driveway"

  3. conkverb

    hit, especially on the head

    "The stranger conked him and he fainted"

  4. die, decease, perish, go, exit, pass away, expire, pass, kick the bucket, cash in one's chips, buy the farm, conk, give-up the ghost, drop dead, pop off, choke, croak, snuff itverb

    pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life

    "She died from cancer"; "The children perished in the fire"; "The patient went peacefully"; "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102"

  5. faint, conk, swoon, pass outverb

    pass out from weakness, physical or emotional distress due to a loss of blood supply to the brain

Wiktionary

  1. conknoun

    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.

  2. conknoun

    A nose, especially a large one.

  3. conknoun

    Alternate spelling of conch.

  4. conkverb

    To hit, especially on the head.

  5. conkverb

    To chemically straighten tightly curled hair.

Freebase

  1. Conk

    The conk was a hairstyle popular among African-American men from the 1920s to the 1960s. This hairstyle called for a man with naturally "kinky" hair to have it chemically straightened using a relaxer, so that the newly straightened hair could be styled in specific ways. Often, the relaxer was made at home, by mixing lye, eggs, and potatoes, the applier having to wear gloves and the receiver's head having to be rinsed thoroughly after application to avoid chemical burns. Conks were often styled as large pompadours although other men chose to simply slick their straightened hair back, allowing it to lie flat on their heads. Regardless of the styling, conks required a considerable amount of effort to maintain: a man often had to wear a do-rag of some sort at home, to prevent sweat or other agents from causing his hair to revert to its natural state prematurely. Also, the style required repeated application of relaxers; as new hair grew in, it too had to be chemically straightened. Many of the popular musicians of the early to mid 20th century, including Chuck Berry, Louis Jordan, Little Richard, James Brown, and the members of The Temptations and The Miracles, were well known for sporting the conk hairstyle. The gatefold of the 1968 album Electric Mud shows blues legend Muddy Waters having his hair conked. The style fell out of popularity when the Black Power movement of the 1960s took hold, and the Afro became a popular symbol of African pride. The conk was a major plot device in Spike Lee's film biography Malcolm X, based upon Malcolm X's own condemnation of the hairstyle as black self-degradation in his autobiography because of its implications about the superiority of a more "white" appearance and because of the pain the process causes and the possibility of receiving severe burns to the scalp.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Conk

    kongk, n. the nose.—n. Conk′y (slang), a person with a large nose. [Mr F. Hindes Groome suggests that it may be back slang, conk being the illiterate spelling of the Gipsy knoc, nose.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of CONK in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of CONK in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of CONK in a Sentence

  1. Joy Behar:

    I can watch CNN, or something really, really boring… or some real old movie like ‘Casablanca,’ which I keep on all the time, and I can conk out for 10, 15 minutes.

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