- Rhymes: -ʌntʃ
Origin Unknown. Possibly 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.
- (Britain) To jog, especially with the elbow.
- (golf) A fat hit from a claggy lie.
- 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.