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Is dunk a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word dunk is a Scrabble US word. The word dunk is worth 9 points in Scrabble:

D2U1N1K5

Is dunk a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word dunk is a Scrabble UK word and has 9 points:

D2U1N1K5

Is dunk a Words With Friends word?

Yes. The word dunk is a Words With Friends word. The word dunk is worth 11 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

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You can make 4 words from 'dunk' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


4 letters words from 'dunk'

DUNK 9 

3 letters words from 'dunk'

DUN 4 

2 letters words from 'dunk'

NU 2UN 2

All 4 letters words made out of dunk

dunk udnk dnuk nduk undk nudk dukn udkn dkun kdun ukdn kudn dnku ndku dknu kdnu nkdu kndu unkd nukd uknd kund nkud knud

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word dunk. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in dunk.

Definitions and meaning of dunk

dunk

Etymology

From Pennsylvania German dunke, from Middle High German dunken, from Old High German dunkōn (to dip, submerge, dunk), from Proto-West Germanic *þunkōn (to make wet), possibly from Proto-Germanic *þunkōną, from Proto-Indo-European *teng- (to moisten, wet).

Cognate with German tunken (to dunk), Latin tingō (to wet, moisten), Ancient Greek τέγγω (téngō, to wet, moisten). Related to taint, tincture, tint.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dʌŋk/
  • Rhymes: -ʌŋk

Verb

dunk (third-person singular simple present dunks, present participle dunking, simple past and past participle dunked)

  1. To submerge briefly in a liquid.
  2. To set down carelessly.
  3. (transitive, intransitive, basketball) To put the ball directly downward through the hoop while grabbing onto the rim with power.
  4. (intransitive, Internet slang) To put down on social media [+ on (object)].

Translations

Noun

dunk (plural dunks)

  1. The act of dunking, particularly in basketball.

Translations

Related terms

  • dunk tank
  • reverse dunk
  • slam dunk
  • thunderdunk

See also

  • alley oop
  • jam
  • slam

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dʏŋk/
  • Hyphenation: dunk
  • Rhymes: -ʏŋk

Etymology 1

Deverbal of dunken.

Noun

dunk m (uncountable, diminutive dunkje n)

  1. opinion

Etymology 2

Borrowed from English dunk

Noun

dunk m (plural dunks, diminutive dunkje n)

  1. (basketball) dunk

Etymology 3

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb

dunk

  1. first-person singular present indicative of dunken
  2. imperative of dunken

Norwegian Nynorsk

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dʊŋk/

Etymology 1

Noun

dunk m (definite singular dunken, indefinite plural dunkar, definite plural dunkane)
dunk n (definite singular dunket, indefinite plural dunk, definite plural dunka)

  1. a knock (impact), or the sound of such a knock

Etymology 2

Noun

dunk m (definite singular dunken, indefinite plural dunkar, definite plural dunkane)

  1. a keg

Synonyms

  • kagge

References

  • “dunk” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Swedish

Etymology

From Middle Low German tunneke, a diminutive of tunne (barrel).

Noun

dunk

  1. jerry can

Anagrams

  • kund

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to dip into liquid.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)