A procedure in which the hair of an african-american boy is straightened through the use of potatoes, lye,vaseline,and soap. It is a mark of passage to adulthood and masculinity, because of the intense pain inherent in the process.
''Damn right, it's hot, thats the lye...it's going to burn when I comb it in--it burns bad...Shorty started combing it in. But then my head caught fire... The comb felt as if it was raking my skin off.''
--Autobiography of MalcolmX--
1) one's nose
2) To be in a state of malfunction, due to factors other than wear and tear
The car is conked out.
a british term for nose, usually said when someone has a huge nose. or it can mean getting hit in a semi painful way- like bonked. or it can mean to fall asleep
Look at that blokes conk!
He conked me on the head.
I conked out at about 3 am.
Older British slang for "nose."
"I… hit him repeatedly on the conk. My reason for this was that his conk was covered with carbuncles, and I thought I should vex him by taking such liberties with his conk—which in fact I did."
-Quoted from Thomas de Quincey, "On Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts," first published 1827.
Actually a texting error, when texting "cool" using 0-9 keys. Hit the correct keys but with the wrong count, yet it looks like a real word for cool.
Could be the first word invented by a machine.
JC: How was the trip?
Mattman: It was conk
commonly used as an expression when you hurt a part of your anatomy
"Ow fuck, I just got conked"
A very large nose.
That Smithy has a big conk.