\ ˈdənch, ˈdu̇nch \
-ed/-ing/-es

Definition of dunch

 (Entry 1 of 3)

dialectal, chiefly British
: to nudge or bump especially with the elbow

dunch

noun
\ ˈdənch \
plural -es

Definition of dunch (Entry 2 of 3)

chiefly Scottish

dunch

adjective
\ ˈdənch, ˈdu̇nch \

Definition of dunch (Entry 3 of 3)

1 dialectal, England : hard of hearing
2 dialectal, England : slow in recognition or comprehension

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History and Etymology for dunch

Transitive verb

Middle English dunchen; probably akin to Icelandic, Swedish & Norwegian dunka to strike, Old Norse dynkr noise, dynr din

Noun

Middle English dunche, from dunchen, verb

Adjective

origin unknown

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“Dunch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dunch. Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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