Definition of yonks in English:


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Pronunciation: /jɒŋks


British informal
A very long time: I haven’t seen him for yonks
More example sentences
  • The shop that stocked such items closed down yonks ago.
  • It was another black day for the blue-blooded Fraser clan, which is still in denial after losing its Highland estate yonks ago.
  • I was back at the bar at this point watching the proceedings when I spotted someone I knew from yonks ago.


1960s: origin unknown; perhaps related to donkey's years (see donkey).

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