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One theory is that it comes from donkey’s years, another is that it’s an initialism from Years, Months, weeks.
yonks (plural only; not used in singular form)
- (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!
- a long time; ages
- I’ve been a teacher for yonks - I should really try another career.
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