tunk

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noun (1)

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

tunk

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verb

"
variants or less commonly tonk
"
-ed/-ing/-s

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

tunk

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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

Etymology

Noun (1)

imitative

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 8 Feb. 2023.

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