Slonk vs Chonk: What’s the Difference?

What is the difference between a slonk and a chonk?

  • A slonk is a long, and slender cat, such as a Siamese. The name is presumably a blending of the words slink and long, with a k added for effect.
  • A chonk is a chunky cat and has been in use since the late 2000s.

Difference between slonk and chonk cats

One of the most famous chonks is a mackerel tabby domestic shorthair named BJ who was looking for a home in 2019. Weighing in at 26 pounds (11.81 kg), BJ won the heart of the Internet, his post crashed the Morris Animal Refuge by potential adopters.

Slonk and chonk are just two words of many in what is termed DoggoLingo.

Word Meaning
Absolute unit A large cat or dog
Blep When a cat leaves a small portion of its tongue sticking out
Boop A little tap on a cat or dog’s nose with your finger
Cat tax A requirement to post a photo of a cat
Catto Cat
Chonk A chunky cat
Doggo Dog
Floof Fluffy cat or dog
Frien Friend
Hamb/hambina A cat
Henlo Hello
Hooman Human
Mlem The sound of the tongue as it moves in and out of the mouth
Nip nops Nipples
Peets Cat or dog feet
Slonk Long, slender cat
Smol Small
Teef Teeth
Thicc Fat cat
Toe beans Cat or dog toes
Void A black cat


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