- a stopper for the opening of a cask.
- a bunghole.
- to close with or as if with a bung; cork; plug (often followed by up).
Origin of bung1
- to beat; bruise; maul (often followed by up).
- British Slang. to throw or shove carelessly or violently; sling.
Origin of bung3
Examples from the Web for bunged
And I took and tore up the certificate and bunged the pieces on the floor.Island Nights' Entertainments
Robert Louis Stevenson
He recked nothing of his bunged optic and the claret that flowed from his beezer.The Story of Louie
Robert has seen me when I've been as ugly as sin, when my eyes have been bunged up with crying.The Immortal Moment
When he went into the house, mother's other eye had bunged for sympathy.On the Track
Because I can't get any coal to-morrow—line's bunged up for the troops.The Amateur Army
- a stopper, esp of cork or rubber, for a cask, piece of laboratory glassware, etc
- short for bunghole
- (often foll by up) to close or seal with or as with a bungthe car's exhaust was bunged up with mud
- British and Australian slang to throw; sling
- a gratuity; tip
- a bribe
- bung it on (tr) to behave in a pretentious manner
- go bung
- to fail or collapse
- to die
Word Origin and History for bunged
mid-15c., "large stopper for a cask," from Middle Dutch bonge "stopper;" or perhaps from French bonde "bung, bunghole" (15c.), which may be of Germanic origin (or the Germanic words may be borrowed from Romanic), or it may be from Gaulish *bunda (cf. Old Irish bonn, Gaelic bonn, Welsh bon "base, sole of the foot"). It is possible that either or both of these sources is ultimately from Latin puncta in the sense of "hole." Transferred to the cask-mouth itself (also bung-hole) from 1570s.