What Does ZONKED Mean?

Zonked means "tired, asleep, drunk, or high."

Zonked is a slang word meaning tired, asleep, drunk, or high. It is commonly seen in the expression "zonked out." For example:
  • Tony: I was totally zonked out after the run.
  • Jordan: Yeah, you looked shattered.
  • Tony: Where's Janice?
  • Jordan: She is zonked on the sofa.
  • Tony: I'll let her get a few hours' sleep before tonight.
  • Tony: That cider totally zonked me out.
  • Jordan: It was 9%.
The origin of zonked is not clear, but it is possible it derives from the saying conked out (meaning broken down). The Z may be from the use of ZZZ to denote sleeping.

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meaning of ZONKED

Zonked means tired, asleep, drunk, or high.

Summary of Key Points

"Tired, asleep, drunk, or high" is the most common definition for ZONKED on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Tired, asleep, drunk, or high
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
Guessability:guessability level 1

1: Easy to guess

Typical Users:typical user

Adults, Teenagers, and Under 13s

An Academic Look at ZONKED

Zonked is a slang word. Slang refers to words, phrases and uses of language that are regarded as very informal and which are often restricted to a special context or a particular group of users.

Zonked is typically used like an adjective, but it can also be used as a verb (i.e., in the simple past form and as a past particle for other tenses). In fact, zonked behaves as though it comes from the verb to zonk and therefore also exists in other forms (e.g., She was zonking on the bench. He zonks in the morning.)

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