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Word of the Day - for Toastmasters everywhere
Monday 27th June 2022
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zonked (adjective) ZONKT

Utterly exhausted; stupified as a result of the effects of alcohol or drugs.

Is the Prime Minister aware that since the introduction of the softly, softly approach to cannabis in my constituency and the borough of Lambeth, there are more drug dealers on the streets than ever, many young children are going to school in the morning zonked out on a very hard kind of cannabis, and more and more residents are being harassed and almost attacked by drug dealers on their way home from work?

Kate Hoey, Commons Hansard, 12 June 2002. Commons Hansard

One of the most chilling anecdotes in the book is how he partly failed to grasp the magnitude of the Katrina disaster because on the day the hurricane struck he was too zonked from a cycle session to ask the necessary questions.

Ed Pilkington, The Guardian, 14 September 2007. Guardian

My friend Tracy had a similar experience during her reiki massage. Initially sceptical about a fully clothed massage where the therapist only touches your head and neck, she came out so zonked she walked into a wall.

Liz Bird, The Observer, 14 September 2003. The Observer

These include zonked-out hippies, pornographic performers and Boschian beasts, along with sprinklings of swastikas, rainbow-colored mushrooms, monstrous insects, pop stars (Bjork, Beyoncé), racist cartoons and biblical references.

Holland Cotter, The New York Times, 5 May 2006. New York Times

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