Bunked vs Dunked - What's the difference?

bunked | dunked |


As verbs the difference between bunked and dunked

is that bunked is (bunk) while dunked is (dunk).

bunked

English

Verb

(head)
  • (bunk)
  • Anagrams

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    bunk

    English

    (wikipedia bunk)

    Etymology 1

    Sense of sleeping berth possibly from Scottish English , origin is uncertain but possibly Scandinavian. Confer Old Swedish . See also boarding, flooring and confer bunch.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • One of a series of berths or bed placed in tiers.
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  • , title=Lord Stranleigh Abroad , chapter=6 citation , passage=The men resided in a huge bunk house, which consisted of one room only, with a shack outside where the cooking was done. In the large room were a dozen bunks ?; half of them in a very dishevelled state, […]}}
  • (nautical) A built-in bed on board ship, often erected in tiers one above the other.
  • (military) A cot.
  • (US) A wooden case or box, which serves for a seat in the daytime and for a bed at night.
  • (US, dialect) A piece of wood placed on a lumberman's sled to sustain the end of heavy timbers.
  • Derived terms
    * bunk bed, bunkbed * bunkmate

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To occupy a bunk.
  • To provide a bunk.
  • Etymology 2

    Shortened from bunkum, a variant of buncombe, from . See (m) for more.

    Noun

    (-)
  • (slang) Bunkum; senseless talk, nonsense.
  • Synonyms
    * See also
    Derived terms
    * debunk

    Etymology 3

    19th century, of uncertain origin; perhaps from previous "" meaning, with connotations of a hurried departure, as if on a ship.

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (British) To fail to attend school or work without permission; to play truant (usually as in 'to bunk off').
  • (obsolete) To expel from a school.
  • References

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    dunked

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (dunk)

  • dunk

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To submerge briefly in a liquid.
  • I like to dunk my donut in my coffee.
  • To set down carelessly.
  • Parents shouldn't just dunk their kids in front of the TV.
  • (ambitransitive, basketball) To put the ball directly downward through the hoop while grabbing onto the rim with power.
  • The center spun quickly and dunked the ball with authority.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of dunking, particularly in basketball.
  • The point guard threaded a pass with pinpoint precision to the power forward for an easy dunk.

    See also

    * alley oop * jam * slam ----