tunk

noun (1)
\ ˈtəŋk\
variants: or less commonly tonk \ ˈtäŋk , ˈtəŋk \
plural -s

Definition of tunk

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: tap, rap, thump got a bad tunk on her head, and a few scratches— Marguerite Tate

tunk

verb
\ "\
variants: or less commonly tonk \ " \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of tunk (Entry 2 of 3)

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

noun (2)
\ "\
variants: or tonk \ " \
plural -s

Definition of tunk (Entry 3 of 3)

: a game of rummy for two to five players with deuces wild

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History and Etymology for tunk

Noun (1)

imitative

Noun (2)

probably from tunk entry 1

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