No longer will the dunkers compete against each other as individuals.
At any rate, one Mack, the son of the founder of the dunkers, made "leg stockings" and gloves.
The only sect he ever really praised was the dunkers, whom he commended for their modesty in not formulating a creed.
The practices and tenets of the dunkers (Ger., those who dip or immerse) are similar to those of the Baptists.
You know father's folks was dunkers, an' he don't believe in cards.
The name Hargreave had instantly brought back to dunkers' mind the newspaper stories he had recently read.
dunkers caught a bit of the box peeping from under the coat.
Pennsylvania fellow told me over there dunkers are sort of Dutch Baptists.
"I'm sorry, Steve; but yuh wouldn't let me look at it," said dunkers, contritely.
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'']