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noun (1)

variants or less commonly tonk
plural -s
: tap, rap, thump
got a bad tunk on her head, and a few scratchesMarguerite Tate


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variants or less commonly tonk

transitive verb

: to strike lightly or sharply : rap, tap
tunked their heads together
especially : to tap (as car wheels) with a hammer to test for flaws

intransitive verb

: to give a tunk : tap
tunking on a drum


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noun (2)

variants or tonk
plural -s
: a game of rummy for two to five players with deuces wild

Word History


Noun (1)


Noun (2)

probably from tunk entry 1

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“Tunk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tunk. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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