from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Informal Variant of pumpkin.

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  • n. Eye dialect spelling of pumpkin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A pumpkin.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A dialectal or colloquial form of pumpkin.


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  • Today is also Hallowe'en so Stu and the kids had great fun decorating the "punkin" (as Jaya calls it!) ....

    tequilamonky Diary Entry

  • A fat, orange-and-white cat -- a color Dennis would have called "punkin '" during his Kentucky youth -- dozed on the window ledge like a melting tub of butter.

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  • If he had said pumpkin I would have given him up - (laughter) - but when he said "punkin" with the Greek Aspirate on the "unk" - the way it is pronounced by all

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  • I was stuffed with mealy Irish spuds and home-grown "punkin" pie.

    The Complete Works of Brann the Iconoclast, Volume 1.

  • (I don't really have any pumpkins and we don't really say "punkin" in Indiana … okay sometimes we do when we are reciting this poem by Hoosier poet James Whticomb Riley).

    May Dreams Gardens

  • We would converse about random things, all the way there and back, and I felt so very important and special to have this time with my father, (as I was at that time, the eldest of 5 children and having one on one time was very rare.) and that feeling of specialness would last all week long, like a warm blanket being wrapped around me, keeping me safe. the knowledge that I was loved. and important. to my daddy. he always called me "punkin". he still does.

    wendchymes Diary Entry

  • a "punkin" bottom of rocks and gravel, near the mud, haddock are found from December to March.

    Fishing Grounds of the Gulf of Maine

  • About the ricochet issue, the sabots are far less likely to cause problems than the punkin balls!

    Bucking Slug Recoil

  • When I shot smooth bore I just had to try different punkin balls {I call em} in everytime I switched Shotguns.

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  • In WV a shotgun slug was called a "punkin ball" ...

    Blast From The Past


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