Yonks vs Gonks - What's the difference?

yonks | gonks |


As nouns the difference between yonks and gonks

is that yonks is (uk|australian|new zealand) a long time (especially a longer time than expected); ages while gonks is .

As a verb gonks is

(gonk).

yonks

English

Noun

(-)
  • (UK, Australian, New Zealand) A long time (especially a longer time than expected); ages
  • Haven’t seen him in yonks !
    I’ve been a teacher for yonks - I should really try another career.
    This egg is taking yonks to boil.

    Usage notes

    Common in many English-speaking countries but not those of North America, where it is generally unknown. English terms with unknown etymologies

    gonks

    English

    Noun

    (head)
  • Verb

    (head)
  • (gonk)