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bunger

[ buhng-er ]
/ ˈbʌŋ ər /
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noun Australian.

a firecracker.

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Origin of bunger

Perhaps bung3 + -er1
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Example sentences from the Web for bunger

  • He was a remarkably powerful man, and was known by the name of Old Bunger.

    Cornish Characters|S. Baring-Gould
  • "No, he's not such a bunger," and dashed off towards the paddock.

    The Green Carnation|Robert Smythe Hichens

British Dictionary definitions for bunger

bunger
/ (ˈbʌŋə) /

noun

Australian slang a firework
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