Other officers are requested not to escape, and will be surely shot in bunking.
Not that I blame you for bunking,—Stuart smiled—the strain was intolerable.
Now, what do you say to making the best of things and bunking out here until morning?
Not Langford,he was bunking with his friend in that same room.
"There's nothing to prevent your bunking somewhere else," the owner of the animal replied, quite sharply.
Matt was reduced to the ignominy of returning to the hotel and bunking there.
And it took us two weeks of bunking with the sullen crew and decontamination before we could pick up life again.
First, she says she won't come and live in a hut where five men besides myself are bunking.
Glad of a rest, we stayed and drifted with him some ten or twelve miles that night, bunking on a pile of bags in a corner.
He has a positive dread of bunking with an absolute stranger and he says you made him a conditional promise.
"sleeping berth," 1758, probably a shortened form of bunker (n.) in its sense "seat." Bunk-bed (n.) attested by 1869.
"nonsense," 1900, short for bunkum, phonetic spelling of Buncombe, a county in North Carolina. The usual story (by 1841) of its origin is this: At the close of the protracted Missouri statehood debates, supposedly on Feb. 25, 1820, N.C. Representative Felix Walker (1753-1828) began what promised to be a "long, dull, irrelevant speech," and he resisted calls to cut it short by saying he was bound to say something that could appear in the newspapers in the home district and prove he was on the job. "I shall not be speaking to the House," he confessed, "but to Buncombe." Bunkum has been American English slang for "nonsense" since 1841 (from 1838 as generic for "a U.S. Representative's home district").
MR. WALKER, of North Carolina, rose then to address the Committee on the question [of Missouri statehood]; but the question was called for so clamorously and so perseveringly that Mr. W. could proceed no farther than to move that the committee rise. [Annals of Congress, House of Representatives, 16th Congress, 1st Session, p. 1539]
"to sleep in a bunk," 1840, originally nautical, from bunk (n.1). Related: Bunked; bunking.
To cheat; defraud; bunco: couldn't possibly have done a better job of bunking the American people (1870s+)
[fr the explanation by a 1800s politician that his extraordinary statements were meant only for his constituents in Buncombe County, North Carolina]