Term used, primarily by US immigration officials in informal settings, to describe an illegal immigrant of any country. Origins are unknown, but definitely predate the use of metal flashlights, contrary to the most used description of origin. It's probable that the origin is related to Chinese immigration, as the first law to restrict immigration from a particular country was enacted in 1882. It's said that many of the illegal immigrants made their way to the US via the Gulf of Tonkin area of what is now Vietnam. It's also possible that the term is related to the Chinese "tong" mob. The word should be considered only as derogatory as the phrase "illegal alien" as it does not refer to race or even nationality, only to one's immigration status in the United States.
The US Border Patrol Agent caught 3 Honduran tonks, 18 Mexican tonks and a Korean tonk when they tried to sneak across the border this morning.
by Dave February 26, 2005

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A codeword that homosexual African-Americans use to compliment one another.
Hey, you be lookin all tonked out here lately. You wanna come by my crib and lay down some def jams with the skin flutes?
by Jack B. Quick April 08, 2006

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A Pimp fly ass mofucker who owns Also know as Tonkz!!
Omg hes soo Tonks!!!! Thats one Tonks Guy!!!!!!!
by The-Monkey-Of-Doom July 05, 2004

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A card game that is played between 2-5 people and is usually played for money
Jason: wanna play tonk?
Ryan:Ya lets play a quick dollar game
by orlando February 24, 2005

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The sound made when an out of control mod is hit with a D cell maglite.
When is someone going to tonk Bk and the penguin.
by StayOutOfAZ February 25, 2005

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a guy with a short memeory and an even small penis
i had a friend and he was a fucking tonks
by gizmo February 23, 2004

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A reference used on internet discussion forums, it describes the sound made by an over zealous or Nazi like moderator when he strikes the 'ban' key to silence another forum member.
For example: "Damn!!!, it looks like BK just TONKED another member..."
by ArizonaFreedomRider January 12, 2005

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Something which is large
thats a tonk penis u have there lad.
by PPB April 02, 2003

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