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Dunk·er(dŭng′kər) also Dun·kard (-kərd)
A member of the German Baptist Brethren, a group of German-American Baptists opposed to military service and the taking of legal oaths.
[Pennsylvania Dutch, from dunke, to dunk (from the practice of baptism by immersion); see dunk.]
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(Protestantism) a member of the German Baptist Brethren
[C18: from German Tunker ducker]
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a member of the Church of the Brethren, a denomination of Christians who practice trine immersion and are opposed to military service and the taking of oaths.
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|Noun||1.||dunker - an eater who dips food into a liquid before eating it; "he was a dunker--he couldn't eat a doughnut without a cup of coffee to dunk it in"|
|2.||dunker - a basketball player who is able to make dunk shots|
|3.||Dunker - an adherent of Baptistic doctrines (who practice baptism by immersion)|
Church of the Brethren, Dippers, Dunkers - a Baptist denomination founded in 1708 by Americans of German descent; opposed to military service and taking legal oaths; practiced trine immersion
Baptist - follower of Baptistic doctrines
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