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Meaning: a very long time, ages

For example:

  • How's Christine? I haven't seen her for yonks!

  • Let's go to Sydney for the weekend. We haven't been there for yonks.

Note: almost always used with "for", as in "I haven't seen him for yonks"

Quick Quiz:

Sandra hasn't been back to her home town for yonks. She last went there
  1. a few years ago
  2. a couple of months ago
  3. a week ago

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