What is a Slonk Cat?

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  • What is a slonk cat?

    A slonk cat is a long and slender cat and is essentially the opposite of the more widely used chonk, or overweight cat. As with most of these popular terms, it is hard to pinpoint the origins but the term is presumably a combination of slim or slender + long.

    The most well-known slonk cats are the Siamese, Oriental, Foreign White, Havana, and Peterbald. These breeds have a slender body, and long legs and tail, which gives them a slinky appearance.

    Seal point Siamese cat
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    What is the difference between a slonk and a chonk?

    A slonk is a long, thin cat and a chonk is a chunky cat. Some breeds of cats such as the British Shorthair are naturally ‘chonky‘, while other cats are chonky due to weight issues.

    Difference between slonk and chonk cats

    Doggo and Catto Lingo

    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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