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Webster 1913 Edition


Dunker

Dun′ker

,
p
rop.
Noun.
[G.
tunken
to dip.]
One of a religious denomination whose tenets and practices are mainly those of the Baptists, but partly those of the Quakers; – called also
Tunkers
,
Dunkards
,
Dippers
, and, by themselves,
Brethren
, and
German Baptists
, and they call their denomination the
Church of the Brethren
.
Seventh-day Dunkers
,
a sect which separated from the Dunkers and formed a community, in 1728. They keep the seventh day or Saturday as the Sabbath.

Definition 2022


Dunker

Dunker

See also: dunker

English

Noun

Dunker (plural Dunkers)

  1. One of a religious denomination whose tenets and practices are mainly those of the Baptists, but partly those of the Quakers.
  2. A member of the Church of the Brethren.

Derived terms

dunker

dunker

See also: Dunker

English

Noun

dunker (plural dunkers)

  1. Someone who dunks.
  2. (basketball) A person tasked with performing or training others in slam dunks.
  3. A biscuit that is suitable for dunking in a cup of tea.

Anagrams


Middle Low German

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dʊnkər/

Etymology

From Old Saxon dunkar, from Proto-Germanic *dunkaraz, *dunkalaz (dark), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰengw- (to smoke, fume). Cognate with Dutch donker and German dunkel.

Adjective

dunker (comparative dunkerer, superlative dunkerest)

  1. dark

Synonyms

Declension