Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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KUNK, n. Also kunki, konk(i), kjonki. An attack of illness such as a severe cold (Sh. 1914 Angus Gl., Sh. 1960). Sh. 1908  Jak. (1928):
Du's gotten dee a kunki. Du will get a konk efter dis. Du will be gotten dy kjonki de night.

[Orig. uncertain. Phs. connected with Sw. kyng, kång, a sudden attack of illness, Norw. kyng, a jerk, gust, a sudden movement or noise.]

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"Kunk n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 20 Jun 2019 <>



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