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verb (tr)
  1. to beat (someone) up
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  1. a wretch; swine
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Word Origin

C19: Afrikaans, from Dutch donderen to swear, bully
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Examples from the Web for donder

Historical Examples

  • "Donder en Bliksem" (thunder and lightning), cried the vrouw.

    Dutch Fairy Tales for Young Folks

    William Elliot Griffis

  • Donder en bliksem, I won't, whatever the rest of you may do.

    The Argus Pheasant

    John Charles Beecham

  • Yaw, yaw; I ish coomed right along, by donder, mit mine gun upon mine pack.

    A Tender Attachment

    George Melville Baker