One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1predicative Utterly exhausted or defeated.‘she only announced herself stonkered after scraping clean the large plate of steamed pudding’tired out, worn out, weary, dog-tired, bone-tired, bone-weary, ready to drop, on one's last legs, asleep on one's feet, drained, fatigued, enervated, debilitated, spentView synonyms
- 1.1 Drunk.‘we got really stonkered’
- 1.1 Drunk.
1920s: from Scots and northern English stonk ‘game of marbles’, perhaps of imitative origin.
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