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bonkers Line breaks: bonk|ers
Pronunciation: /ˈbɒŋkəz/

Definition of bonkers in English:


[predicative] informal, chiefly British
Mad; crazy: you’re stark raving bonkers!
More example sentences
  • Good god, he really has gone stark raving bonkers, hasn't he?
  • If your neighbour's dogs barking is driving you bonkers, use a video camera to tape the mutt howling.
  • She most likely thought I was stark raving bonkers as I told the tale of my worries about leaving the gas on.


1940s: of unknown origin.

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