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yonks

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Etymology

Unknown.

One theory is that it comes from donkey’s years, another is that it’s an initialism from Years, Months, weeks.

Pronunciation

Noun

yonks (plural only; not used in singular form)

  1. (Ireland, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A longer time than expected.
    This egg is taking yonks to boil.
    Haven’t seen him in yonks!
  2. a long time; ages
    I’ve been a teacher for yonks - I should really try another career.

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