Definition of out the monk in US English:

out the monk

adjective

NZ
slang
  • 1Done for; ‘finished’.

  • 2Unconscious, especially as a result of drinking alcohol; asleep.

  • 3Disabled by illness; unable to continue due to the lack of a vital component.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in Expressions & Sayings 2nd New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Origin uncertain: the element monk was perhaps originally rhyming slang for drunk.

Pronunciation

out the monk

/ˌaʊt ðə ˈmʌŋk/