- Rhymes: -ʌntʃ
From Middle English dunchen, of uncertain origin. Possibly from the noun (see below); or of North Germanic origin, related to Old Swedish diunga (“to hit, knock”); or from Middle English dengen, from Old English denġan, denċġan (“to knock, ding”), from Proto-Germanic *dangijaną (“to bang, knock”). Compare English dinge.
- dunsh (Geordie)
- (Geordie) To knock against; to hit, punch
- (Geordie) To crash into; to bump into.
- (Scotland) To gore with the horns, as a bull.
- (Britain) To jog, especially with the elbow.
From Middle English dunche, perhaps from Old English *dynċ, from Proto-Germanic *dunkiz. Compare Old Norse dykr, dynkr (“a crashing noise”), Danish dunk (“a blow”), Swedish dunk (“a thump, clap”), Norwegian dunk (“a knock, bump”).
dunch (plural dunches)
- The New Geordie Dictionary, Frank Graham, 1987, →ISBN
- A List of words and phrases in everyday use by the natives of Hetton-le-Hole in the County of Durham, F.M.T.Palgrave, English Dialect Society vol.74, 1896, 
- Newcastle 1970s, Scott Dobson and Dick Irwin, 
- Northumberland Words, English Dialect Society, R. Oliver Heslop, 1893–4
- Golfing dictionary, accessed on 2005-06-01
- (informal, rare) A leisurely meal between lunch and dinner in the late afternoon or early evening (about 3-5 p.m.), usually instead of lunch or dinner.
- For tomorrow, I’ve a lunchtime appointment so let's have dunch together instead.