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 (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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(ˈdʌŋkə) or


(Protestantism) a member of the German Baptist Brethren
[C18: from German Tunker ducker]
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(ˈdʌŋ kər)

also Dun•kard


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.
[1705–15, Amer.; < Pennsylvania German; see dunk, -er1]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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"
eater, feeder - someone who consumes food for nourishment
2.dunker - a basketball player who is able to make dunk shots
basketball player, basketeer, cager - an athlete who plays basketball
3.Dunker - an adherent of Baptistic doctrines (who practice baptism by immersion)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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