verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- dunham, katherine,
- dunk shot,
Origin of dunk
Examples from the Web for dunk
What it did do was drag him down, as though my shot had dropped him into the dunk tank at the state fair.
They also wondered why this second dunk would be more valid, without three rabbis present.Women Describe How Top D.C. Rabbi Allegedly Spied on Them in the Nude|Steven I. Weiss|October 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In some basketball accounts of the mid 1900s, “dunk” simply meant to score in any way.
The Gatorade dunk is a perfect example, which has been a Super Bowl tradition since 1987.
As recently as March, HBO wouldn't comment on rumors surrounding a Dunk and Egg prequel series.‘Game of Thrones’: Will the HBO Series Catch Up to George R.R. Martin’s Books?|Jace Lacob|June 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
To Dunk he had gone, then, and had told much the same story he had related to Andy, giving it a different twist.
The boys, like Dunk, had simply made the mistake of taking too much for granted.Chip, of the Flying U|B. M. Bower
Andy tried to get Dunk interested in football, and did to a certain extent.
A second later a shot from Dunk's rifle stilled the great bird's fluttering form forever.The Boy Scouts of the Air in Indian Land|Gordon Stuart
Somehow the miserable day following the miserable night ended, and Andy was again back in the room with Dunk.
Word Origin for dunk
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.