Meaning of unk-unk in English:


Pronunciation /ˈʌŋkʌŋk/


slang US
  • An unknown factor, variable, issue, or event which it is impossible to predict or anticipate; = unknown unknown . Usually in plural.

    In early use chiefly used in the context of the aerospace industry.


1960s; earliest use found in Electronics. Shortened from unknown unknown, perhaps originally as a graphic abbreviation, with subsequent development of a (probably humorous) pronunciation with/k/.