conk

conk
conk
conk1 [käŋk, kôŋk]
n.
[< CONCH] Slang
1. Brit. the nose
2. the head
3. a blow on the head
vt.
Slang to hit on the head
to hit on the head
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conk out Slang
1. to fail suddenly in operation
2. to become very tired and fall asleep
3. to die
conk2 [käŋk, kôŋk]
n.
[altered < ? CONCH ]
☆ a shelflike growth of fungus found on various trees, usually on the trunk
☆ conk3 [käŋk, kôŋk ]
n.
[? < name of a kind of copal, used for straightening hair]
a hair style, as worn by some blacks, in which the hair is straightened, as with lye, and smoothed down
vt.
to straighten and arrange hair thus

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