pummel

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Alteration of pommel.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpʌməl/
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  • Rhymes: -ʌməl
  • Hyphenation: pum‧mel

Verb[edit]

pummel (third-person singular simple present pummels, present participle (UK) pummelling or (US) pummeling, simple past and past participle (UK) pummelled or (US) pummeled)

  1. To hit or strike heavily and repeatedly.
    Rain pummeled the roof.
    The boxer pummeled his opponent.
    • 2012 June 3, Nathan Rabin, “TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “Mr. Plow” (season 4, episode 9; originally aired 11/19/1992)”, in (Please provide the book title or journal name)[1]:
      The best of friends become the worst of enemies when Barney makes a hilarious attack ad where he viciously pummels a cardboard cut-out of Homer before special guest star Linda Ronstadt joins the fun to both continue the attack on the helpless Homer stand-in and croon a slanderously accurate, insanely catchy jingle about how “Mr. Plow is a loser/And I think he is a boozer.”

Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

pummel (plural pummels)

  1. Alternative form of pommel

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Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

pummel m (plural pummels, diminutive pummeltje n)

  1. (derogatory) bumpkin (unsophisticated person, usually male)

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