dunk [duhngk] /dʌŋk/ Show IPA
verb (used with object)
to dip (a doughnut, cake, etc.) into coffee, milk, or the like, before eating.
to submerge in a liquid:
She dunked the curtains in the dye.
to attempt to thrust (a ball) through the basket using a dunk shot
verb (used without object)
to dip or submerge something, oneself, etc., in a liquid:
She thinks it's vulgar to dunk. Let's dunk in the pool before dinner.
to execute or attempt a dunk shot
any flavorful sauce, dip, gravy, etc., into which portions of food are dipped before eating.
1865–70, Americanism; < Pennsylvania German dunke to dip, immerse; compare German tunken, Middle High German dunken, tunken, Old High German thunkōn, dunkōn
dunkable, adjective, noun