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English

Etymology 1

Origin unknown.

Alternative spellings

Verb

Infinitive
to dunch

Third person singular
dunches

Simple past
dunched

Past participle
dunched

Present participle
dunching or dunchin

to dunch (third-person singular simple present dunches, present participle dunching or dunchin, simple past and past participle dunched)
  1. (Geordie) To knock against; to hit, punch
  2. (Geordie) To crash into, to bump into.
  3. (UK) To jog, especially with the elbow.

Noun

Singular
dunch

Plural
-

dunch (-)
  1. (golf) A fat hit from a claggy lie.
References
  • The New Geordie Dictionary, Frank Graham, 1987, ISBN 0946928118
  • A List of words and phrases in everyday use by the natives of Hetton-le-Hole in the County of Durham, F.M.T.Palgrave, English Dialect Society vol.74, 1896, [1]
  • Newcastle 1970s, Scott Dobson and Dick Irwin, [2]
  • Northumberland Words, English Dialect Society, R. Oliver Heslop, 1893-4[3]
  • Golfing dictionary, accessed on 2005-06-01

Etymology 2

A blend of lunch and dinner (probably in imitation of brunch).

Noun

Singular
dunch

Plural
-

dunch (-)
  1. A small meal between lunch and dinner in the late afternoon or early evening (about 3-5 p.m.), usually including tea or coffee with cookies, sometimes fruits, a salad or a light sandwich.
    • "For tomorrow, I have already scheduled lunch and dinner with my colleagues. Let's have a dunch together."
Translations
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Scots

Verb

tae dunch (third-person singular simple present dunches, present participle dunchin, simple past duncht, past participle duncht)

Infinitive
tae dunch

Third person singular
dunches

Simple past
duncht

Past participle
duncht

Present participle
dunchin

  1. to hit, punch

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