What is a Slonk Cat?

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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