bunk

1
[ buhngk ]
/ bʌŋk /

noun

a built-in platform bed, as on a ship.
Informal. any bed.
a cabin used for sleeping quarters, as in a summer camp; bunkhouse.
a trough for feeding cattle.

verb (used without object)

Informal. to occupy a bunk or any sleeping quarters: Joe and Bill bunked together at camp.

verb (used with object)

to provide with a place to sleep.

Origin of bunk

1
First recorded in 1750–60; back formation from bunker

Definition for bunking (2 of 3)

bunk

3
[ buhngk ]
/ bʌŋk /

verb (used with or without object)

to bump.

Origin of bunk

3
perhaps expressive alteration of bump

Definition for bunking (3 of 3)

bunk

4
[ buhngk ]
/ bʌŋk /
British Slang.

verb (used with object)

to absent oneself from: to bunk a history class.

verb (used without object)

to run off or away; flee.

Origin of bunk

4
First recorded in 1865–70; perhaps special use of bunk1
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British Dictionary definitions for bunking (1 of 3)

bunk

1
/ (bʌŋk) /

noun

a narrow shelflike bed fixed along a wall
short for bunk bed
informal any place where one sleeps

verb

(intr often foll by down) to prepare to sleephe bunked down on the floor
(intr) to occupy a bunk or bed
(tr) to provide with a bunk or bed

Word Origin for bunk

C19: probably short for bunker

British Dictionary definitions for bunking (2 of 3)

bunk

2
/ (bʌŋk) /

noun

informal short for bunkum (def. 1)

British Dictionary definitions for bunking (3 of 3)

bunk

3
/ (bʌŋk) British slang /

noun

a hurried departure, usually under suspicious circumstances (esp in the phrase do a bunk)

verb

(usually foll by off) to play truant from (school, work, etc)

Word Origin for bunk

C19: perhaps from bunk 1 (in the sense: to occupy a bunk, hence a hurried departure, as on a ship)
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