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  • n. A small furry toy like an ersatz teddy bear, popularized in wartime when production of real teddies stops.
  • n. A stupid or dull person.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • "As usual, we are presented with some nice nods to the films: the station is almost exactly the same as the Detention Block from A New Hope; in said station there's pin-ups of some Twi'lek ladies (though you have to look close mind!); there's thermal detonators; an appearance of the 'gonk' droid; and a mention of liquid Tibanna (for those wondering - Cloud City is a Tibanna gas mining colony).


  • I can give u a gonk around the back of the head, however I generally reserve that those individuals when I use the following words, STOP STRUGGLING on April 9, 2010 at 6: 00 pm officer and a lady

    Gadget Election Thought For Today « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • Stil, maybe two is hours is all America needs to realise that a tiny pretend-cockney gonk constantly shouting made-up words and pretending that she likes indie music even though the most leftfield record she's ever bought is clearly Lady In Red isn't for them.

    TV’s Fearne Cotton Is Officially A Freak

  • There was some gonk called Costello on the today program this morning bleating on about the end of the world.


  • Including these gonk and mouse droid cat toys, for starters.

    R2D2 knitted bloomers

  • And now, just to make sure she really hits home about what an astonishing gonk she is, Rihanna is reportedly recording a duet with Chris Brown as well.

    Rihanna/ Chris Brown Duet Even More Mental Than You Thought

  • Call me a simple gonk, but I was just curious as to your real name, Sharon Bakar.

    Dropping Keys

  • February 14, 2006 7: 07 PM bibliobibuli said ... visitor - i have news for you - she's a friend of your ah moi! brainless gonk - ahah - you got a name!

    Roses in Kino!

  • I win a copy of a PC game that's like World of Warcraft but with your own personal knock-off of Batman, a novelty gonk based on a character from that game, and an ill-fitting T-shirt.

    I win!

  • I also love that old article on ‘gonk’…priceless stuff.

    Let’s Go Gonk!


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  • Every year when I monitor exams I see a number of intelligent young adults engaging in routines . . . or producing a multitude of lucky charms and "gonks" (soft toys) that they believe will improve their performance.
    Bruce M. Hood, The Science of Superstition: How the Developing Brain Creates Supernatural Beliefs (New York: HarperCollins, 2009), p. 15 (former title: SuperSense: Why We Believe in the Unbelievable)

    December 26, 2016

  • "He took me to a succession of flats which he said were his, but often they were full of gonks and women's clothes and he didn't know where the light switches were." Lynn Barber, in the Granta memoir/article that the film An Education is based on, which The Guardian put online. She's referring to toys, apparently.

    February 15, 2010