flunk


1flunk

verb \ˈfləŋk\

: to get a failing grade in (something, such as an examination or course)

: to give a failing grade to (someone)

Full Definition of FLUNK

intransitive verb
:  to fail especially in an examination or course
transitive verb
1
:  to give a failing grade to
2
:  to get a failing grade or result in
flunk·er noun

Examples of FLUNK

  1. If I flunk this class, I have to take it over again.
  2. If I flunk, I have to take this class over again.
  3. The teacher had to flunk two students.

Origin of FLUNK

perhaps blend of flinch and funk
First Known Use: 1823

2flunk

noun

Definition of FLUNK

:  an act or instance of flunking

First Known Use of FLUNK

1846

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