[ duhn-der ]

  1. the thick lees from boiled sugar-cane juice used in the distillation of rum.

Origin of dunder

1785–95; alteration of Spanish redundar to overflow

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How to use dunder in a sentence

  • The dunder-stick—an ingenious instrument devised to defeat this extraordinary appetite.

    Rhymes of the East and Re-collected Verses | John Kendall (AKA Dum-Dum)
  • Altogether it was a decidedly rakish craft and the look on Judge dunder's face was by no means propitious.

    The Incendiary | W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy
  • Apparently Judge dunder had in this case resolved to wink a little at chicane and decide for justice in the broader sense.

    The Incendiary | W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy
  • Thus the writing of history is left to college professors, moralists, theorists, dunder-heads.

    Damn! | Henry Louis Mencken
  • On turning the corner of a street, who should he have the good fortune to meet with but Vander dunder.