from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A car's engine.
  • n. A fool.
  • n. A sub-genre of scouse house music (from a common percussive sound used in it).
  • n. A poor player who makes mistakes.
  • v. To provide a second person with a lift on a bicycle (formerly, on a horse), seating the passenger either in front (on the handlebar) or behind (sharing the seat); to travel as a passenger in such manner.
  • v. To hit.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An obsolete or dialectal form of dank.
  • A dialectal form of dank.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • It wasn't on a hill, It was on what was called a donk.

    The Seattle Times

  • He described the car as a "donk" - a type of Hi-Riser that's popular in south Florida. -- Front

  • A donk is the unfortunate combination of '70s automobiles and the "Pimp My Ride" low-rider culture of the' 90s and '00s.

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  • 'My poor old "donk,"' he would exclaim; 'there goes his tail.'

    Over the Top With the Third Australian Division

  • General Hutton's main force was encamped in a "donk" at the very top of the randt, almost equidistant from Tigerspoort, Zwavelpoort and

    My Reminiscences of the Anglo-Boer War

  • We noticed them in a "donk" (a hollow place) thickly covered with trees and bushes, but not before we were right amongst them.

    My Reminiscences of the Anglo-Boer War

  • Just about every blog comment or tweet I've read about this video has focused more on Erykah's "donk" than even attempting to unpack what the video is trying to convey.


  • Barrow gives Beverley Hughes a lesson on 'donk' music

    Evening Mail news round-up

  • It was based on altering people's perceptions and included a music video with lyrics to the latest 'donk' sound, a sort of techno / rap music.

    Evening Mail news round-up

  • Those scallies that play "donk" through their "Walkman Phone" ( "Walkman" and "Phone" are two words I never want to hear in the same sentence) because, after the twenty Lambert &

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  • Jalopnik confims that cars with stupidly large custom wheels are donks

    January 19, 2013

  • Image search--and this Wikipedia entry--show that it's a car moded with awesomely ginormous wheels. I would *love* to do this to my Prius.

    May 9, 2009

  • I'll ask Paul next time I see him what he meant.

    The only plausible reference that comes to me is the Donk character in the movie Crocodile Dundee. In real life he was an ex-wrestler, in the film he was a pub brawler with an IQ about shoe size.

    May 8, 2009

  • I still don't know what it means (unless, if we're to follow UD in the matter, she put her head down in a high-octane ghetto booty)

    May 8, 2009

  • "Her only stated purpose appeared to be building more boat ramps to get more white people with dinghies into the water and cheering on the V8 Supercars on their annual Darwin circuit. Indeed, history showed she was attending a Supercar function on the day Brough announced the federal intervention. She had her head down in a high-octane donk and didn't see it coming."

    - Paul Toohey, 'Life and Death of a Crisis'.

    September 11, 2008