- n. slang Term used, primarily by US immigration officials in informal settings, to describe an illegal immigrant of any country.
- n. slang An item of value, or of perceived value, especially for sale
- Origins are unknown, but definitely predate the use of metal flashlights, contrary to the most quoted description of origin. (Wiktionary)
“My God! I don't think I have ever seen "tonk" spelled out.”
“So when he takes honky-tonk style, for example, he pushes its virtuosity to the highest degree.”
“Navy, singing six nights a week in a honky-tonk band, selling cars, building houses, managing a coffee house, and half a dozen other jobs.”
“The gorgeous honky-tonk ballad would have made Patsy Cline proud, but it has never cracked the Hot 100 on Skid Row.”
“Lots of people have made their careers on this sort of tonk, how do you make them give it up in the face of (shock horror) having to do real policework ..?”
“But if you'd rather stay warm, Billy Bob's is a couple of blocks over and calls itself the world's biggest honky tonk.”
“+ Thurs Jul thirty Doc Marshalls With influences ranging from traditionalists like Buck Owens as well as Johnny Cash to innovators like Gram Parsons as well as Dwight Yoakam, this Brooklyn-based rope delivers an honest, unflinching honky tonk receptive to advice with a raucous set of Cajun as well as Zydeco thrown in for good measure.”
“A week's worth of boot shopping, honky-tonk dancing and pork-belly-slider tasting packed into just three days.”
“Just down the street is one of the last honky-tonk dance halls in the state, The Broken Spoke 3201 S.”
“They're going to properly tonk someone soon but it may not be Wigan, as Henderson shoots straight Al Habsi after a fine build-up.8.11pm: Chaos in the Liverpool box as they fail to deal with a clipped corss into the box.”
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Words containing the sound /ŏngk/.
Words without which cricket could not be.
From the novel by William Lindsay Gresham
Words That Make Sense in Reverse Too! Bad news for a dyslexic, 'cause s/he's got no clue if s/he read the word correctly or not, as opposed to a palindrome (i.e., no mistake possible, cf. "Dyslexic...
discoveries and oddities in Toni Morrison's Jazz (1992)
Mostly but not limited to slang and some cockney guffy wibble
Looking for tweets for tonk.