A form of school ground hazing. Originating in a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. (Greenhills)

A "yonk" occurs as someone sneaks up behind another person, places one hand on the back of the yonkee's neck. Then grabs their forehead and proceeds to make a neck-breaking motion. This subsequently followed by saying (or yelling) some obnoxious sound effect. The intent is not to injure anything but pride.
That new kid just got "Yonked." Hope his neck is OK.
by Yonkmaster5000 July 05, 2010
An extrememly long time. (noun)
Dude, I haven't spoken to you in yonks!
by HLNT October 19, 2004
British Slang, Measurement of Time;

1) The unit of 'Yonk' is known to be exactly 3 Months and 13 Days.

--> Used to describe a long period since you last saw someone or something. Usually termed 'Yonks' rather than a 'Yonk'.
1)
BOB: "Gee Willy, I haven't seen you for Yonks!"
WILLY: "Yeah, must be about 3 Yonks actually."
by Stuart Fletcher November 10, 2004
a long time
I went out with her for yonks
by dilbert scrunchie May 14, 2003
a very long time, usually a number of years
"I've been mad for fucking years, absolutely years, been over the edge for yonks, been working me buns off for bands..."
-Pink Floyd, Dark Side of the Moon (Speak to Me)
by Chris August 25, 2005
Many years. Ages.
I've been living in New York for yonks now
by Mark D Smith January 06, 2004
a long period of time
I waited at the restaurant for him for yonks and yonks
by melissa May 25, 2003
A long time - too long to contemplate!
The quote in Floyd is closer to this: 'I've been mad for fucking years, absolutely years, I've been over the edge for yonks; it's working with bands so long, I think - crikey!'
by AKJH November 23, 2007

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