- malodorous tobacco.
Origin of mundungus
1630–40; Latinized variant of Spanish mondongo tripe
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Word Origin and History for mundungus
"tobacco with an offensive odor," 1640s, from Spanish mondongo "paunch, tripe, intestines," related to modejo "paunch, belly (of a pig)."
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