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Dunner

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Dunner One employed in soliciting the payment of debts.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dunner One who duns; one employed in soliciting payment of debts.
    • dunner To vibrate with a reverberating sound; make a thundering, reverberating noise.
    • n dunner A hollow reverberating sound, as if made by heavy blows from the closed fist on a door; a thundering sound.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Dun to ask payment from

Usage

In literature:

I dunner how it happen, but it happen des like I tell yer, en de grapes kep' on a-goin des de same.
"The Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, 1995, Memorial Issue" by Various
Booroolah nay birrahleegul, gooloonmul dunnerli nayr gunnoonoo.
"Australian Legendary Tales" by K. Langloh Parker
And Offa, and Leofsunu, and Dunnere, the old man, fought stubbornly.
"Our Catholic Heritage in English Literature of Pre-Conquest Days" by Emily Hickey
An' if Mingo here hain't done his juty 'cordin' to his lights, then I dunner what juty is.
"Mingo" by Joel Chandler Harris
A DUNNER, who goes about to recover money lost at play.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by Isaac D'Israeli
Kaze ef dey don't, I dunner what de name er goodness he gwineter do.
"A Little Union Scout" by Joel Chandler Harris
I dunner w'at in de name er goodness you wanter be a-copyin' atter dem ar Faverses fer.
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
I dunner w'at in de name er goodness you wanter be a-copyin' atter dem ar Faverses fer.
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
I dunner whar you bin at ef you ain' never is year talk 'bout dat.
"Free Joe and Other Georgian Sketches" by Joel Chandler Harris
She dunner what to do.
"International Short Stories" by Various
What you reckon I been doin' all deze long-come-shorts ef I dunner how ter spell?
"Gabriel Tolliver" by Joel Chandler Harris
Anyhow, they's a Bible name for the thing you want me to do; an' I tell you right now, I dunner whether for to do it or not.
"The Bishop and the Boogerman" by Joel Chandler Harris
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In news:

Photo special to Today's Sunbeam Attending Salem Community College is a family affair for the Dunners of Pilesgrove.
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