Last modified on 11 November 2014, at 15:43

EnglishEdit

Alternative spellingsEdit

  • dun't (As a contraction)

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English dunt, dynt, from Old English dynt (dint, blow, strike, stroke, bruise, stripe, thud, the mark or noise of a blow, a bruise, noise, crash), from Proto-Germanic *duntiz (shock, blow), from Proto-Indo-European *dhen- (to beat, push). Cognate with Swedish dialectal dunt (stroke).

NounEdit

dunt (plural dunts)

  1. (Scotland) A stroke; a dull-sounding blow

VerbEdit

dunt (third-person singular simple present dunts, present participle dunting, simple past and past participle dunted)

  1. (Scotland) To strike; give a blow to; knock.

ContractionEdit

dunt

  1. (Yorkshire) Eye dialect spelling of don’t.

ReferencesEdit

  • OED 2nd edition 1989

DutchEdit

VerbEdit

dunt

  1. second- and third-person singular present indicative of dunnen
  2. (archaic) plural imperative of dunnen