Definitions

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  • adj. Deaf; stupid.
  • n. An outside toilet, or the passageway leading to it; (by extension) a passageway or cellar.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Deaf; stupid.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Deaf; dull of apprehension.

Etymologies

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From dunnekin ("privy, cesspit"), via Australian convicts' flash language brought from London.

Examples

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  • (adjective) - (1) Hard of hearing. Dunch is deaf in Gloucestershire and Somersetshire dialects; whence is derived the word dunce.

    --G. Lewis's Glossary of Provincial Words Used in Herefordshire, 1839

    (2) Dunt, to confuse with noise; to deafen. From 15th-century dunt, a dull blow.

    --Edward Gepp's Essex Dialect Dictionary, 1923

    January 16, 2018

  • Toilet.

    September 17, 2008