[duhng-ker] /ˈdʌŋ kər/
a member of the Church of the Brethren, a denomination of Christians founded in Germany in 1708 and later reorganized in the U.S., characterized by the practice of trine immersion, the celebration of a love feast accompanying the Lord’s Supper, and opposition to the taking of oaths and to military service.
verb (used with object)
to dip (a doughnut, cake, etc.) into coffee, milk, or the like, before eating.
to submerge in a liquid:
She dunked the curtains in the dye.
Basketball. to attempt to thrust (a ball) through the basket using a .
verb (used without object)
to dip or submerge something, oneself, etc., in a liquid:
She thinks it’s vulgar to dunk. Let’s dunk in the pool before dinner.
Basketball. to execute or attempt a .
any flavorful sauce, dip, gravy, etc., into which portions of food are dipped before eating.
to dip (bread, etc) in tea, soup, etc, before eating
to submerge or be submerged in liquid
a member of the German Baptist Brethren
1919, American English, from Pennsylvania German dunke “to dip,” from Middle High German dunken, from Old High German dunkon, thunkon “to soak,” from PIE root *teng- “to soak” (see tincture).
Basketball sense is first recorded 1937 as a verb, 1971 as a noun (earlier dunk shot). German-American Anabaptist sect of Dunkers (who baptize with triple immersion) first recorded by that name 1756.
[fr Pennsylvania German dunken, ”dip”]
- Dunkie butt
noun phrase A large fundament: What is a dunkie butt? It’s a big butt that’s shapely (1990s+ Rappers)
[duhng-king] /ˈdʌŋ kɪŋ/ noun 1. the action of plunging or being plunged into water or other liquid: Learning to canoe cost her several dunkings. [duhngk] /dʌŋk/ verb (used with object) 1. to dip (a doughnut, cake, etc.) into coffee, milk, or the like, before eating. 2. to submerge in a liquid: She dunked the curtains […]
[duhn-kurk] /ˈdʌn kɜrk/ noun 1. French Dunkerque [dœn-kerk] /dœ̃ˈkɛrk/ (Show IPA). a seaport in N France: site of the evacuation of a British expeditionary force of over 330,000 men under German fire May 29–June 4, 1940. 2. a period of crisis or emergency when drastic measures must be enforced: The smaller nations were facing a […]
- Dunk on someone
verb phrase To attack someone: He talked about my mother, talked about my shoes, my shorts, so I dunked on him [1990s+; probably fr the notion of a violent basketball dunk or slam dunk]