1. a derog. term for a Jew or foreigner.
|London Street Games 35: What I think about Jimmy Nacko is this: judging by his name, he was just an old shonk of some kind.|
|Cockney Cavalcade 231: And you stop that noise, you snivelling schonky!|
|Verdict of Twelve 75: Let’s have a bit of fun with the shonks.|
|None But the Lonely Heart 340: Then there’s Yids, and Non Skids, to say nothing of the Shonks.|
|Signs of Crime 200: Schonk See Schnoink.|
2. the nose.
|Cockade (1965) I iii: Your boot ... your old boots’ knickers ... your bloody great schonk ... but not your socks I beg of you.‘Prisoner and Escort’ in|
|Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin (1976) 282: It’s no skin off my shonk who you marry.|
3. (Aus.) a dishonest business person.
|Truckin’ Life (Newstead, Queensland) Sept. 22: [W]hat I am saying is stay away from the backyarder’s and the shonks.|
|National Times 15 July 17: We have to get the shonkies out of the business.|
|’Roy Slaven’ (John Doyle) Five South Coast Seasons 137: Tycho is a shonk, a criminal.|
|Old Scores [ebook] The Conlan brothers were either local boys done good, [...] or smart-arse shonks, playing fast and loose with other people’s money.|