[duhnt, doo nt]Scot.
- a hard blow or hit, especially one that makes a dull sound; thump.
- to strike, especially with a dull sound.
Origin of dunt1
1375–1425; late Middle English; cognate with Swedish dunt dint
- (of ceramic ware) to crack because of excessively rapid cooling.
Origin of dunt2
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Examples from the Web for dunt
Historical Examples of dunt
Every chap went through my breast like the dunt of a fore-hammer.The Life of Mansie Wauch
David Macbeth Moir
Dunt (sometimes dunch), to strike or butt like a cow or goat with the head.
A certain lame old man (of Armagh) was nicknamed 'Dunt the pad (path').
- a blow; thump
- the injury caused by such a blow
- to strike or hit
Word Origin for dunt
C15: perhaps variant of dint
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