Definition of stark dead in English:

stark dead

Pronunciation /ˌstɑːk ˈdɛd/

adjective

  • Completely and unmistakably dead.

    Chiefly in predicative use.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in Joseph of Arimathie: otherwise called The romance of the seint graal, or holy grail, an alliterative poem. From stark + dead.