[duhnt, doo nt]Scot.
a hard blow or hit, especially one that makes a dull sound; thump.
verb (used with object)
to strike, especially with a dull sound.
Origin of dunt1
1375–1425; late Middle English; cognate with Swedish dunt dint
verb (used without object)
(of ceramic ware) to crack because of excessively rapid cooling.
Origin of dunt2
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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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