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4 letters words from 'bung'

BUNG 7 

3 letters words from 'bung'

BUG 6BUN 5
GNU 4GUB 6
GUN 4NUB 5
NUG 4 

2 letters words from 'bung'

GU 3NU 2
UG 3UN 2

All 4 letters words made out of bung

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Definitions and meaning of bung

bung

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbʌŋ/
  • Rhymes: -ʌŋ

Etymology 1

From Medieval Dutch bonge, bonne or bonghe (stopper), or perhaps from French bonde, which may itself be either of Germanic origin or from Proto-Celtic *bunda—either way probably from puncta (hole), the feminine singular form of Latin punctus, perfect passive participle of pungō (pierce into, prick).

Noun

bung (plural bungs)

  1. A stopper, alternative to a cork, often made of rubber used to prevent fluid passing through the neck of a bottle, vat, a hole in a vessel etc.
    • 1996, Dudley Pope, Life in Nelson's Navy
      With the heavy seas trying to broach the boat they baled — and eventually found someone had forgotten to put the bung in.
    • 2008, Christine Carroll, The Senator's Daughter
      Andre pulled the bung from the top of a barrel, applied a glass tube with a suction device, and withdrew a pale, almost greenish liquid.
  2. A cecum or anus, especially of a slaughter animal.
  3. (slang) A bribe.
  4. The orifice in the bilge of a cask through which it is filled; bunghole.
  5. (obsolete, slang) A sharper or pickpocket.
Translations

Verb

bung (third-person singular simple present bungs, present participle bunging, simple past and past participle bunged)

  1. (transitive) To plug, as with a bung.
    • 1810, Agricultural Surveys: Worcester (1810)
      It has not yet been ascertained, which is the precise time when it becomes indispensable to bung the cider. The best, I believe, that can be done, is to seize the critical moment which precedes the formation of a pellicle on the surface...
    • 2006, A. G. Payne, Cassell's Shilling Cookery
      Put the wine into a cask, cover up the bung-hole to keep out the dust, and when the hissing sound ceases, bung the hole closely, and leave the wine untouched for twelve months.
  2. (Britain, Australia, transitive, informal) To put or throw somewhere without care; to chuck.
  3. (transitive) To batter, bruise; to cause to bulge or swell.
  4. (transitive) To pass a bribe.
Derived terms
  • bung it on (verb)
  • bung on (verb)
  • bung up (verb)
Translations

Etymology 2

Borrowed from Yagara bang (dead).

Adjective

bung (not comparable)

  1. (Australia, New Zealand, slang) Broken, not in working order.
    • 1922, Apsley Cherry-Garrard, Karen Oslund (introduction), The Worst Journey in the World, 2004, page 365,
      The evening we reached the glacier Bowers[Henry Robertson Bowers] wrote:
      [] My right eye has gone bung, and my left one is pretty dicky.
    • 1953, Eric Linklater, A Year of Space, page 206,
      ‘Morning Mrs. Weissnicht. I′ve just heard as how your washing-machine′s gone bung.’
    • 1997, Lin Van Hek, The Ballad of Siddy Church, page 219,
      It′s the signal box, the main switchboard, that′s gone bung!
    • 2006, Pip Wilson, Faces in the Street: Louisa and Henry Lawson and the Castlereagh Street Push, page 9,
      Henry had said, “Half a million bloomin′ acres. A quarter of a million blanky sheep shorn a year, and they can′t keep on two blokes. It′s not because wer′e union, mate. It′s because we′re newchums. Something′s gone bung with this country.”
Derived terms
  • go bung

Etymology 3

From bouget (wallet, purse or bag), from Middle English bogett, bouget, bowgette (leather pouch), from Old French bougette, diminutive of bouge (leather bag, wallet), from Late Latin bulga (wallet, purse), from Gaulish bolgā, from Proto-Celtic *bolgos (sack, bag, stomach), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰólǵʰ-os (skin bag, bolster), from *bʰelǵʰ- (to swell).

Alternative forms

  • bong, bonge, bounge

Noun

bung (plural bungs)

  1. (obsolete, Britain, thieves' cant) A purse.
Derived terms
  • bung-nipper (pickpocket)

References

  • Douglas Harper, “bung”, in Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2021.
  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967
  • Australian National Dictionary, 1988
  • Macquarie Dictionary, Second edition, 1991
  • Macquarie Slang Dictionary, Revised edition, 2000
  • Albert Barrère and Charles G[odfrey] Leland, compilers and editors, “bung”, in A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant [], volume I (A–K), Edinburgh: [] The Ballantyne Press, 1889–1890, OCLC 882571771, page 117.
  • Farmer, John Stephen, Slang and Its Analogues[3], volume 1, 1890, page 383

Albanian

Etymology

From Proto-Albanian *bunga, from either (1) *bʰeh₂ǵnos, nasalized variant of Proto-Indo-European *bʰeh₂ǵos (beech), or (2) earlier *bunka, from *bʰeu-n-iko, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰuH- (to grow) (compare Dutch bonk (clump, lump)).

Noun

bung m (indefinite plural bungje, definite singular bungu, definite plural bungjet)

  1. sessile oak (Quercus petraea)

Hypernyms

  • dushk

Coordinate terms

  • ilqe, lis, qarr, shpardh

Indonesian

Noun

bung (plural, first-person possessive bungku, second-person possessive bungmu, third-person possessive bungnya)

  1. A father figure, figurative father.
  2. (colloquial, used in the vocative) A term of address for someone, typically a man; A dude, fella, mac
  3. (informal) Used to address a man whose name is unknown.

See also

  • abang
  • ayah (birth father)
  • kawan
  • pak

Further reading

  • “bung” in Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia (KBBI) Daring, Jakarta: Badan Pengembangan dan Pembinaan Bahasa, Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan Republik Indonesia, 2016.

Malay

Pronunciation

  • (Johor-Selangor) IPA(key): /boŋ/
  • (Riau-Lingga) IPA(key): /bʊŋ/
  • Rhymes: -oŋ

Noun

bung

  1. brother (older male sibling)

Synonyms

  • abang (bang)
  • kakak
  • engko
  • nana
  • uda

Palauan

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /buŋ/

Etymology 1

From Pre-Palauan *buŋa, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *buŋa. Cognate with Malay bunga, Tagalog bunga.

Noun

bung

  1. flower
Inflection

Etymology 2

From Japanese (fun, minute).

Noun

bung

  1. minute

References

  • bung in Palauan Language Online: Palauan-English Dictionary, at tekinged.com.
  • bung in Palauan-English Dictionary, at trussel2.com.
  • bung in Lewis S. Josephs; Edwin G. McManus; Masa-aki Emesiochel, Palauan-English Dictionary, University Press of Hawaii, 1977, →ISBN, page 30.

Tok Pisin

Verb

bung

  1. To gather, meet

Derived terms

  • bungim
  • bungples

Vietnamese

Etymology

Compare bùng.

Pronunciation

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): [ʔɓʊwŋ͡m˧˧]
  • (Huế) IPA(key): [ʔɓʊwŋ͡m˧˧]
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): [ʔɓʊwŋ͡m˧˧]

Verb

bung

  1. to swell from inside out
  2. to burst

Derived terms


Source: wiktionary.org
  • to plug with a stopper.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)