[ duhnt, doont ]
/ dʌnt, dʊnt /
a hard blow or hit, especially one that makes a dull sound; thump.
verb (used with object)
to strike, especially with a dull sound.
IT’S A WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ BONANZA!
This windfall of words will make you rich with knowledge. Mine your memory on the words from July 27 to August 2!
Question 1 of 7
What does "scattergood" mean?
a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
a person who spends possessions or money extravagantly or wastefully; spendthrift.
a well-intentioned but naive and often ineffectual social or political reformer.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Origin of dunt1
1375–1425; late Middle English; cognate with Swedish dunt dint
Words nearby dunt
Definition for dunt (2 of 2)
[ duhnt ]
/ dʌnt /
verb (used without object)
(of ceramic ware) to crack because of excessively rapid cooling.
Origin of dunt2
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020
Example sentences from the Web for dunt
Dunt (sometimes dunch), to strike or butt like a cow or goat with the head.
Every chap went through my breast like the dunt of a fore-hammer.The Life of Mansie Wauch|David Macbeth Moir
A certain lame old man (of Armagh) was nicknamed 'Dunt the pad (path').
British Dictionary definitions for dunt
/ (dʌnt, dʊnt) Scot and Northern English dialect /
a blow; thump
the injury caused by such a blow
to strike or hit
Word Origin for dunt
C15: perhaps variant of dint
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012