from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To knock against; to hit, punch
- v. To crash into, to bump into.
- v. To jog, especially with the elbow.
- n. A fat hit from a claggy lie.
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To push or jog, as with the elbow; nudge.
- n. A jog with the elbow; a nudge; a ‘dig in the ribs.’
- Dull; stupid; slow of understanding.
- Heavy, as bread; stodgy.
- n. A stodgy pudding, made of flour, currants, and water.
- n. Improperly baked bread.
The same _Typha_ has been further called "Dunse-down," from making persons "dunch," or deaf, if its soft spikes accidentally run into the ears.
The term "dunch" has enjoyed a wider usage, especially among college students, than its equivalent "linner", which has died out.
A-Rod digging into a late lunch/early dinner (linner? dunch?) with his lawyer at the Palm on Monday afternoon after the Yankees 'visit to the White House.
“Ta deil ding out her Cameronian een — what gies her titles to dunch gentlemans about?”
Then we went home and hung out there for a while until my cousin called to take us to lunch (linner? dunch?) at the Weathervane at A Southern Season.
Round her, and for a mile away, they fought like rams and they fought like dogs and they fought like tigers, and over the roaring siren sounds of the fight the gulls flew like the fume of it, screaming and swooping and circling in spirals, and through everything like the continuous thud-thud of a propeller came the dunch of tons of flesh meeting tons of flesh head on, shoulder on, or side on.
She came round into the wind like a top, and the next moment struck the reef with such a dunch as threw us all flat upon the deck, and came near to shake Mr. Riach from his place upon the mast.
"B-z-z-z-z!" went William behind the chair; and he added, sotto voce, to Jan, "She be as dunch as a bittle."
"Ees, I beant dunch," replied the constable, turning and looking at his questioner.
Deans had jostled in his attempt to extricate himself from the vicinity of these scorners, exclaimed in a strong north-country tone, ` ` Ta deil ding out her Cameronian een --- what gies her titles to dunch gentlemans about? '' i.e. Was able to do. sister and father, and get force to search the house for her child, dead or alive?