from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The head.
- n. A blow, especially on the head.
- n. Chiefly British The human nose.
- transitive v. To hit, especially on the head.
- intransitive v. To stop functioning; fail: The engine conked out on the final lap.
- intransitive v. To fall asleep, especially suddenly or heavily: conked out on the couch watching television.
- intransitive v. To pass out; faint.
- intransitive v. To die.
- n. A hard, shelflike, spore-bearing structure of certain wood-decaying fungi, found on stumps, logs, or trees.
- n. A hairstyle in which the hair is straightened, usually by chemical means. Also called process1.
- transitive v. To straighten (tightly curled hair) usually by chemical means.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. 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.
- n. A nose, especially a large one.
- n. Alternative spelling of conch.
- v. To hit, especially on the head.
- v. To chemically straighten tightly curled hair.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the head.
- n. a blow to the head.
- transitive v. to hit on the head.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A confidential chat.
- n. The head.
- n. The nose.
- n. In botany, a tough, leathery, or woody fungus, especially Trametes pini, whose fruiting bodies are bracket-like in form and occur upon the trunks of trees, producing a decay of the timber.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. pass out from weakness, physical or emotional distress due to a loss of blood supply to the brain
- v. come to a stop
- n. informal term for the nose
- v. pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
- v. hit, especially on the head
N. sense 1b, and v., probably of imitative origin.
Perhaps alteration of conch.
Perhaps alteration of congolene, substance for straightening hair.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)