Clunk



[kluhngk] /klʌŋk/

verb (used with or without object)
1.
to hit hard, especially on the head.
2.
(def 2).
noun
3.
a hard hit, especially on the head.
4.
Informal. a stupid person; .
5.
(def 1).
6.
Informal. (def 2)
/klʌŋk/
noun
1.
a blow or the sound of a blow
2.
a dull metallic sound
3.
a dull or stupid person
4.
(mainly Scot)

verb
5.
to make or cause to make such a sound
v.

1796, “to make the sound of a cork being pulled from a bottle;” imitative. This was the main sense through most of 19c. Meaning “to hit, strike” is attested from 1940s. Related: Clunked; clunking.

noun

verb

[probably all based on clunk, ”make a dull sound,” found by 1796]

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