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[buhng-kee] /ˈbʌŋ ki/
noun, Slang.
Origin of bunkie
An Americanism dating back to 1855-60; bunk1 + -ie Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • One of the men told how his bunkie at Base Six in Bordeaux had died of heart failure when under ether.

    Tutors' Lane Wilmarth Lewis
  • "Your bunkie ain't no dude, either, Sarge," continued Kelly.

    Uncle Sam's Boys as Sergeants H. Irving Hancock
  • When night came on my bunkie and I, along with others, spread our blankets on the hurricane deck back of the smokestacks.

  • But I've simply got to talk a bit with you, bunkie, my head is so full of it all.

  • We had reached camp, and were pitching tents, when I heard his bunkie demanding his whereabouts.

    At Plattsburg Allen French
  • Chris drew his knife and ran at him, but it was Andy his bunkie he had run his knife into.

    Three Soldiers John Dos Passos
  • A soldier may have many acquaintances and a number of friends, but he has but one "bunkie."

Slang definitions & phrases for bunkie



A roommate or bunkmate; a close friend: ok, bunkies, let's raise our right hands and make a solemn pledge (Students fr WWII armed forces)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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