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gunch

noun

An attempt to influence the roll of a pinball

verb

: the body English, the nudging, gunching, and infinite alternations of the ways to flip the flipper (1970s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • To a rustle of excitement President gunch proclaimed, "Gentlemen, we will now proceed to the annual election of officers."

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  • He raised his hand in salutation, but gunch ignored it and crossed the street.

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  • While the others assured Babbitt that they must have misunderstood him, gunch looked as though he had understood only too well.

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  • Mrs. gunch squeaked, and they jumped with unnatural jocularity, but at Frink's hiss they sank into subdued awe.

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  • gunch said nothing, and watched; and Babbitt knew that he was being watched.

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  • gunch revealed the shocking truth: He had seen Babbitt coming out of a motion-picture theater—at noon!

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  • In vague disquiet he started the car and mechanically drove on, while gunch's hostile eyes seemed to follow him all the way.

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  • gunch was so humorous that Mrs. Babbitt said he must "stop making her laugh because honestly it was hurting her incision."

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gunch in Technology


/guhnch/ (TMRC) To push, prod, or poke at a device that has almost (but not quite) produced the desired result. Implies a threat to mung.
[Jargon File]
(1995-02-27)

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