from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A member of the German Baptist Brethren, a group of German-American Baptists opposed to military service and the taking of legal oaths.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One of a religious denomination whose tenets and practices are mainly those of the Baptists, but partly those of the Quakers.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A member of a sect of German-American Baptists, so named from their manner of baptism.
- n. Same as duncur.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an eater who dips food into a liquid before eating it
- n. a basketball player who is able to make dunk shots
- n. an adherent of Baptistic doctrines (who practice baptism by immersion)
Pennsylvania Dutch, from dunke, to dunk (from the practice of baptism by immersion); see dunk.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)