One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘With all the attention paid to aircraft carriers in the paint and rocket-launch slam dunkers, you might be tempted to think that the NBA has become a game for bangers and leapers only.’
- ‘More frugal players might decide to invest their money into augmenting the stats of players on their team to make them better three point shooters or dunkers.’
- ‘Even the best dunkers in the world will blow that one with regularity.’
- ‘And that's what I am, I'm an in-the-game dunker.’
- ‘Oh, and for a certain someone who asked; dips and dunkers refers to those blogs that I try to read from time to time, so I ‘dip’ and ‘dunk’ into them like I would a biscuit into tea.’
A member of the German Baptist Brethren, a sect of Baptist Christians founded in 1708 but living in the US since the 1720s.
- ‘Moravians, Mennonites, Amish, Schwenkfelders, Dunkers, and other German groups, including Rosicrucians, would flourish there.’
- ‘Traditional people like the Mennonites, Amish, Dunkers and Hutterites maintain a large number of these heritage crops.’
- ‘If it comes to it, the Dunkers will keep the investments in the U.S. and send regular checks to the Quintela kids in Bolivia.’
Early 18th century: from Pennsylvanian German, from dunke (see dunk).
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