- a person who has chronic lung disease, especially tuberculosis.
Origin of lunger1
- a person or thing that lunges.
Origin of lunger2
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Examples from the Web for lunger
He suppressed a little hacking cough that told its own story; he was a “lunger.”Neighbors
Jacob A. Riis
"You don't look like a lunger," said Barrows, eying her critically.Sunny Slopes
Ma'am, I'm sorry for you, but I wouldn't really have picked you out for a lunger.Heart's Desire
The lunger in turn tries to make the hopper put down his second foot or unfold arms.Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium
Jessie H. Bancroft
It's a lunger bound for the lakes, and some one gave him a twist as to the track an' we caught 'im.Joyce of the North Woods
Harriet T. Comstock