dunking

[ duhng-king ]
/ ˈdʌŋ kɪŋ /

noun

the action of plunging or being plunged into water or other liquid: Learning to canoe cost her several dunkings.

Words nearby dunking

Origin of dunking

First recorded in 1915–20; dunk + -ing1

Definition for dunking (2 of 2)

dunk
[ duhngk ]
/ dʌŋk /

verb (used with object)

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 dunk shot.

noun

any flavorful sauce, dip, gravy, etc., into which portions of food are dipped before eating.
Basketball. dunk shot.

Origin of dunk

1865–70, Americanism; < Pennsylvania German dunke to dip, immerse; compare German tunken, Middle High German dunken, tunken, Old High German thunkōn, dunkōn

OTHER WORDS FROM dunk

dunk·a·ble, adjective, noundunk·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for dunking

dunk
/ (dʌŋk) /

verb

to dip (bread, etc) in tea, soup, etc, before eating
to submerge or be submerged in liquid

Derived forms of dunk

dunker, noun

Word Origin for dunk

C20: from Pennsylvania Dutch, from Middle High German dunken, from Old High German dunkōn; see duck ², tinge
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