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Yonkes is an informal (slang) Spanish word used for junk and/or junk-yards. Yonkes does NOT refer to "Yankees" as some monolingual English people erroneously assume. This word is iconic at Chicano Park in Barrio Logan, San Diego, CA thanks to a civil-rights-era mural that reads "Varrio Si, Yonkes No." Meaning "yes to community, no to junk-yards." This was in response to the City of San Diego's decision to zone junk-yards in a heavily Mexican community during the 1960's.
Spanish: Vamos a los yonkes a comprar unas partes para mi carro.
English: Let's go to the junk-yards to buy some parts for my car.
by juancalcala July 19, 2011
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Yonke is a popular slang term used in the takuache truck scene, used to describe a clapped out dropped truck, typically a single cab, 99-06 Silverado, or Sierra seen with different color body panels, or primer black, or grey.
Edgar, ese yonke no quema cuhh, es v6!!

Edgar, that yonke doesn’t burn out cuhh, it’s a V6!!
by SLO DIRTYMAX June 13, 2020
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To be in Yonkers, New York.
Person 1: “Where’s Naomi? Is she downtown?
Person 2: “Nope, she’s yonking
by DingoRingo October 30, 2020
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An extrememly long time. (noun)
Dude, I haven't spoken to you in yonks!
by HLNT October 19, 2004
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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'.
BOB: "Gee Willy, I haven't seen you for Yonks!"
WILLY: "Yeah, must be about 3 Yonks actually."
by Stuart Fletcher November 10, 2004
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A mistake or a failure. The word can usually morph into the meaning of your choice with negative connotations. Yonk does not describe people but is a description.
Bro, I just yonked my APUSH test.

I tried to talk to that guy over there.
Yeah I saw, that was a yonk.

Tommorow is going to be such a yonk!
by broski62726618 November 30, 2018
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